Pygmy Ruby™ Barberry

Berberis thunbergii 'Pygruzam'

SKU
03524
Shiny, deep red leaves cover this naturally dense, globe-shaped shrub. No trimming is needed to maintain its neat, dwarf habit, making it a fine choice for a low maintenance mass planting, low border or accent. Deciduous.
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Botanical PronunciationBUR-bur-is thun-BER-jee-eye
Average Size at MaturitySlowly reaches 1 1/2 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Foliage ColorRed
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage, Rustic
Growth HabitRound
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBarrier, Border, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Hedge, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureDense Habit, Dramatic Foliage Color, Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Tolerates Poor Soils, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Tolerates Road Salt
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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 necessary to maintain size or shape.

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