Crimson Ruby® Japanese Barberry
Berberis thunbergii 'Criruzam'
Water when top 3 inches of soil is dry.
|Botanical Pronunciation||BUR-bur-is thun-BER-jee-eye|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 2 ft. tall and wide.|
|Bloom Time||Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Barrier, Border, Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Hedge, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Dense Habit, Dramatic Foliage Color, Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Tolerates Poor Soils, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Tolerates Road Salt|
|Watering Needs||Water when top 3 inches of soil is dry.|
|Companion Plants||Boxwood (Buxus); False Cypress (Chamaecyparis); Potentilla (Potentilla); Spirea (Spiraea); Weigela (Weigela)|
Thrives in average, well-drained soil; avoid poorly drained, wet sites. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established reduce frequency; tolerates moderate drought. Apply fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. No pruning required to maintain its size or shape.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-8