Royal Burgundy® Barberry
Berberis thunbergii 'Gentry'
|Description||An improved selection from Crimson Pygmy with richer burgundy foliage color and small velvety leaves that hold their color through summer, changing to a reddish black in the fall. This variety produces little to no viable seed, making it a great alternative over other barberries. Deciduous.|
|Watering||Water when top 3 inches of soil is dry.|
|Blooms||Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.|
|Mature Size||Dense mounding form reaches 2 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.|
|Special Features||Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Ornamental Berries, Compact Form|
|Problems/Solutions||Deer Resistant, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Road Salt Tolerant|
|Patent Act||Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.|
|Landscape Use||Barrier, Border, Hedge|
|Design Ideas||A versatile low profile barberry with a dozen uses. Use to flesh out foundation planting with vivid foliage. Add into existing mixed beds and borders. Blends nicely into natural and wild garden settings as habitat plant. Allow to cascade to water's edge at rock waterfalls and garden pools. Perfect for nestling into landscape boulders and softening rock outcroppings. Use in masses for groundcover effect or plant in groups to create drifts of color. In a linear application plants make excellent framework or edging to divide spaces and separate. Even works beautifully in containers in leaf and when bare of all but winter berries.|
|Companion Plants||False Cypress (Chamaecyparis); Weigela (Weigela); Potentilla (Potentilla); Spirea (Spiraea); Boxwood (Buxus)|
|Care||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. Prune annually in late winter to shape.|
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.