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Lava Nugget® Barberry

Berberis thunbergii 'SMBTM' PP #30,594

Pronunciation: BUR-bur-is thun-BER-jee-eye
SKU #40978

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Description A compact, large-leaved barberry with bright orange-red new foliage that ages to a deep burgundy. Small yellow flowers appear in spring. The warm, rich color pairs beautifully with green or gold-leaved plants. Excellent for mass plantings, a low hedge or accent plant. Rust resistant and approved in states with rust restrictions. Deciduous.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Water when top 3 inches of soil is dry.
Blooms Spring
Mature Size Reaches 3 ft. tall and wide.
Deciduous/Evergreen Deciduous
Special Features Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, Compact Form, Benefits Birds
Growth Rate Moderate
Growth Habit Rounded
Patent Act Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Landscape Use Barrier, Border, Container, Hedge
Flower Color Yellow
Foliage Color Burgundy
Companion Plants Boxwood (Buxus); Switchgrass (Panicum); Potentilla (Potentilla); Spirea (Spiraea); Cypress (Chamaecyparis); Weigela (Weigela)
Care Thrives in average, well-drained soil; avoid poorly drained, wet sites. Best color in full sun. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Apply fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Prune annually in late winter to shape.

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