Crimson Pygmy Dwarf Japanese Barberry

Berberis thunbergii 'Crimson Pygmy' ('Atropurpurea Nana')

SKU
1205
A dwarf, densely branched form displaying deep crimson colored foliage all season long. Best in full sun. Excellent for borders or small hedges. Deciduous. Full sun. Slow growing to 2 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide. Cutting grown.
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Botanical PronunciationBUR-bur-is thun-BER-jee-eye
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 2 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Design IdeasA versatile low profile red-leafed barberry adaptable to many garden needs. An excellent mixed border plant to add foliage color. Also useful as a green color alternative for a small hedge. Use in Japanese garden designs near water features, or in wild, natural areas of your garden.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower ColorYellow
Foliage ColorRed
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage, Rustic
Growth HabitRound
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBarrier, Border, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Hedge, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureDense Habit, Dramatic Foliage Color, Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fruit Poisonous, Ornamental Berries, Tolerates Poor Soils, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Tolerates Road Salt
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Key FeatureLow, Colorful Hedge

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. Once established reduce frequency; tolerates heat and moderate drought. Fertilize before new growth begins in spring. No pruning necessary except to maintain desired shape.

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