• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Forms a dense, rounded shape, 2 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Colorful Dwarf Shrub
    Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:BUR-bur-is thun-BERG-ee-eye
    Plant type:Shrub
    Growth habit:Rounded
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Forms a dense, rounded shape, 2 ft. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Red
    Blooms:Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.
    Flower color:Yellow
    Patent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
    Companion PlantsBoxwood (Buxus); Cypress (Chamaecyparis); Potentilla (Potentilla); Spirea (Spiraea); Weigela (Weigela)
  • Care
    Care Information
    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; reduce frequency once established. Apply fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. No pruning required to maintain its size or shape.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    This fine Berberis selection comes from the breeding program of renowned Ohio plantsman Jim Zampini, of Lake County Nursery. This barberry plant was created in 1978 by artificial pollination of two dwarf shrubs, Berberis thunbergii 'Atropurpurea Nana' and Berberis thunbergii 'Bogozam' Bonanza Gold (PP 8,215). It was selected out of all of the seedlings in 1980 and patented and introduced in 2006, twenty-eight years after the cross was made. Golden Ruby® Barberry has been recently been recognized by the Elisabeth C. Miller Botanical Gardens, as part of The Great Plant Picks program.


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