• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing; reaches 4 to 5 ft. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide in 10 years.
    Key Feature:
    Colorful, Compact Shrub
    Blooms:
    Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:BUR-bur-is thun-BERG-ee-eye
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Growth habit:Columnar
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 4 to 5 ft. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide in 10 years.
    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); False Cypress (Chamaecyparis); Potentilla (Potentilla); Spirea (Spiraea); Weigela (Weigela)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in average, well-drained soil; avoid poorly drained, wet sites. Best color in full sun. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Fertilize before new growth begins in spring. No pruning necessary except to maintain desired shape.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    This hybrid plant resulted from cross-pollination conducted by Michal /Andrusiv in a cultivated area of Litomysl, The Czech Republic, in 1995. Cross-pollination was between an individual plant of seed parent Berberis thunbergii 'Aurea' (unpatented) and an individual plant of pollen parent Berberis thunbergii 'Helmond Pillar' (unpatented). It was selected for its unique foliage color and compact, narrow form.
    Lore:
    Winner, Best Shrub in the 2010 New Varieties Showcase at the Oregon Association of Nurserymen's Far West Show.

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