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Japanese
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Berberis

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Description:

Japanese Barberry can easily be sheared to be used as a hedge plant and it is useful for barrier plantings too since it is thorny!  It tolerates most light exposures and soils but purple-leaved varieties will turn green in the shade.   Persistent red fruits form in fall along with the red, orange and yellow foliage color.  This plant is considered mostly allergy free and causes little or no allergy problems in most people.  This plant is thorny!

 

Common Name: Japanese Barberry
Botanical Name: Berberis
Type: Deciduous shrub
Soil Preference: This plant tolerates some drought and a little salt.  This plant will grow in dry soil. Suitable soil is well-drained/loamy, sandy or clay. The pH preference is an acidic to alkaline (less than 6.8 to more than 7.7) soil.
Light Requirements: Full sun
Attributes: Nice rounded shape, considered to be mostly allergy free, pest tolerant
Pests: Scale occassionally infests the twigs, otherwise, pest tolerant.
Diseases: None serious
Care: Fertilize with Holly-tone or Plant-tone approximately April 1st, May 20th, July 4th, August 15th & October 30th.  Keep granular fertilizers off foliage and away from stems and trunks.  Use 1/2 the recommended rate of fertilizer for new plantings.

Planting Instructions: Trees & Shrubs

 

Varieties:

This variety listing is for informational purposes only, it is not a catalog. 
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Berberis thunbergii 'Aurea'
Japanese Golden Barberry
zones 4- 7
 
Description:  Vivid yellow leaves.  Orange, red and yellow fall color
Bloom Color: White and yellow (inconspicuous)
Bloom Time: Spring
Foliage Color: Yellow
Height: 3-4'
Spread: 3-6'


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Berberis thunbergii 'Bonanza Gold'
Barberry
zones 4-7
 
Description:  A dwarf Barberry with bright yellow foliage.  Sun will not burn this plant.   
Bloom Color: Light Yellow (Inconspicious)
Bloom Time: Spring
Foliage Color: Yellow
Height: 12-24"
Spread: 12-24"


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Berberis thunbergii 'Concorde'
Barberry
zones 4- 7
 
Description:  Purple foliage in summer turn to red by fall.  Leaves are much larger than 'Crimson Pygmy'. 
Bloom Color: White (inconspicuous)
Bloom Time: Spring
Foliage Color: Burgundy purple
Height: 18-24"
Spread: 18-24"


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Berberis thunbergii 'Crimson Pygmy'
Barberry
zones 4- 7
 
Description:  The foliage of 'Crimson Pygmy' stays burgundy-red all summer changing to orange, red and yellow in fall. The foliage looks best in full sun, will turn green in shade. 
Bloom Color: Yellow (Inconspicious)
Bloom Time: Spring
Foliage Color: Burgundy-red
Height: 24"
Spread: 24"


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Berberis thunbergii 'Sunjoy Gold Pillar' (AKA Maria)
Gold Pillar Barberry
zones 4-7
 
Description:   Gold Pillar is another oustanding Proven Winners Colro Choice shrub that is a must for every landscape!  Similar in shape to 'Helmond's Pillar', but with bright golden foliage and red new growth.  Stunning in autumn as the foliage turns a blazing orange-red.
Bloom Color: n/a
Bloom Time: n/a
Foliage Color: Golden Yellow
Height: 3-4'
Spread: 3-4'


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Berberis thunbergii 'Helmond Pillar'
Barberry
zones 4-7
 
Description:   'Helmond Pillar' is a multi-stemmed, upright columnar growing Barberry.  It's foliage is dark red-purple and a bit smaller than 'Crimson Pygmy'.   Glossy, bright red berries form in the fall and often persist well into winter.  Great for a narrow hedge or small screen.   The columnar growth habit would make an excellent vertical accent in any landscape. Will grow to 4' tall by 1.5' wide in 10 years.
Bloom Color: Yellow (Inconspicious)
Bloom Time: Spring
Foliage Color: Purple; Orange-red fall color
Height: 48-60"
Spread: 12-24"


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Berberis thunbergii 'Kobold'
Barberry
zones 4-7
 
Description:  Lustrous dark green foliage on an extra dwarf rounded shrub.   Very durable and versatile.  Well suited to low borders and massed plantings.   Orange and red fall color.
Bloom Color: Yellow (Inconspicious)
Bloom Time: Spring
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 12-24"
Spread: 36-48"


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Berberis thunbergii 'Orange Rocket'
Barberry
zones 4-8
 
Description:  Upright, columnar form with vibrant coral-orange new foliage aging to mid green. Foliage color best when grown in full sun. Bright orange-red autumn foliage. Unique tight columnar habit.  Easy care, drought tolerant once established.
Bloom Color: White and yellow (Inconspicious)
Bloom Time: Spring
Foliage Color: Coral-Orange to Green
Height: 48-52"
Spread: 16"


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Berberis thunbergii 'Rose Glow'
Barberry
zones 4-8
 
Description:  The new foliage is rose-pink, matted with deeper red and purple blotches.  The colors gradually mature to a deep reddish-purple.  Red fall color.
Bloom Color: White and yellow (Inconspicious)
Bloom Time: Spring
Foliage Color: Purple, Somewhat Variegated
Height: 4-5'
Spread: 4-5'


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Berberis thunbergii 'Rosy Rocket'
Barberry
zones 4-8
 
Description:  Fine new young foliage is variegated in soft flamingo pink & burgundy tones held on slender coral stem giving a firework like effect. The fine young foliage matures to a broad deep burgundy giving mature plant an elegant two tone effect. Tight columnar habit.
Bloom Color: White and yellow (Inconspicious)
Bloom Time: Spring
Foliage Color: Burgundy tones
Height: 48"
Spread: 18"


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Berberis thunbergii 'Royal Burgundy'
Barberry
zones 4-8
 
Description:  Similar to 'Crimson Pygmy', but a little smaller and more compact.  Orange, red and yellow fall color.
Bloom Color: White and yellow (Inconspicious)
Bloom Time: Spring
Foliage Color: Burgundy-red
Height: 24-30"
Spread: 36-48"


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Berberis thunbergii 'Sunjoy Cinnamon'
Barberry
zones 4-8
 
Description:  A whole new look for barberry! This plant will be a standout with its dark orange foliage and compact branching. An
excellent plant for adding low-maintenance, season-long color. Excellent for hedges and foundation plantings. Deer resistant.
Bloom Color: White and yellow (Inconspicious)
Bloom Time: Spring
Foliage Color: Dark Orange
Height: 4-5'
Spread: 4-6'
 

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