Sunsation® Japanese Barberry
Berberis thunbergii 'Monry' CPBR #3487
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
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THIS PLANT MAY BE AVAILABLE IN THESE STORES:
Due to the seasonal nature of plants, availability at your local garden center is not guaranteed. Give them a call before visiting.
- 101 Market
8980 Quantrelle Ave. N.e. Otsego MN 55330
- 14th Street Garden Center
793 Jersey Ave. Jersey City NJ 07303
- 3rd Avenue Floral & Greenhouse
1110 3rd Ave. West Dickinson ND 58601
- 4 Ever Green Ldsp. & Dgn
21457 214th Circle Ave Milford IA 51351
|Botanical Pronunciation||BUR-bur-is thun-BER-jee-eye|
|Lore||The fruit of barberries has been used in various culinary preparations. It has been pickled for use as garnish. Berries when ripe are made into jelly and added to comfits. It is the berries from which confitures d'epine vinetteis prepared, for which Rouen is famous. Barberry roots boiled in lye dye wool yellow.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Slowly reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide.|
|Design Ideas||Vivid golden yellow foliage makes this a bright spot in any garden. An excellent way to spice up mixed shrub borders to stand up all season against dark evergreens. The perfect plant to make blooming seasonals literally pop out in high contrast. A perfect choice to break up long expanses of wall or fence line. Calls attention to important points in foundation planting to cover up unsightly vents and utilities front yard or back. Create a super bold yellow hedge or intermix this with closely related purple barberries for an eye popping effect. A natural for modern gardens dependent on foliage color for interest.|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Barrier, Border, Firescaping/Firewise, Hedge, Mass Planting, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Patent Act||Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fruit Poisonous, Ornamental Berries, Tolerates Poor Soils, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Compact Form, Tolerates Road Salt|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||Boxwood (Buxus); Potentilla (Potentilla); Smoke Tree (Cotinus); Spirea (Spiraea); Weigela (Weigela)|
Thrives in average, well-drained soil; avoid poorly drained, wet sites. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established reduce frequency; tolerates moderate drought. Apply fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Prune annually in late winter to shape.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-8