Berberis thunbergii 'Crimson Pygmy'
Japanese Barberry, Crimson Pygmy Barberry
|Excellent for barrier plantings, this huge group of popular thorny shrubs is attractive year-round. The especially hardy deciduous varieties have brilliant fall color. The evergreen species produce purple or blue-black berries that attract birds. Berberis thunbergii has bright red berries that last on branches into winter. Both types have plentiful yellow spring flowers and yellow inner bark and wood. Easy to grow and transplant, they tolerate many soils and climates. However, they do not like waterlogged soil. Rust on Bayberries is passed to wheat crops, so choose rust-resistant varieties such as Berberis thunbergii. Remove dead stems, and prune to shape after flowering. Cut back so inner branches do not die.
This popular dwarf deciduous shrub has deep crimson leaves. Plant in full sun for best leaf color. Use as a low hedge or foundation planting. Resists rust. Grows in dry conditions.
Attributes - Berberis thunbergii 'Crimson Pygmy'
Plant Type: Shrub
Bloom Season: Mid Spring
Flower Color: Yellow
Height: 2 ft. to 3 ft.
Width: 5 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Climate: Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil. Low Maintenance. Susceptible to Black Spot, Root Rot.
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