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Royal Cloak Japanese Barberry

Berberis thunbergii 'Royal Cloak'

SKU
02966
A showy, fast growing specimen or hedge with extra large burgundy, velvety foliage covering its fountain-like form. Provides an interesting backdrop to bright colored shrubs and perennials as well as an effective barrier. Deciduous.
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4-8

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Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical PronunciationBUR-bur-is thun-BER-jee-eye
Average Size at MaturityLong, arching stems form a fountain-shaped shrub 3 to 5 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower ColorYellow
Foliage ColorBurgundy
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBarrier, Firescaping/Firewise, Hedge, Mass Planting, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fall Color, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsBoxwood (Buxus); Cypress (Chamaecyparis); Potentilla (Potentilla); Spirea (Spiraea); Weigela (Weigela)

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Feed regularly during the growing season with a general purpose fertilizer. Prune annually in late winter to promote vigorous new growth.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-8

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