This multi-purpose shrub can be used by house foundations, as a hedge, in fence rows and in perennial gardens.
Berberis thunbergii var atropurpurea 'Admiration'
Tips for Homeowners:
Barberry would only need occasional water in heavy drought periods and in poor soils they might need some light feeding.
Rate this Plant:
A small shrub with show-stopping color! Its orange-red leaves edged in yellow will add color where contrast is the main feature all season long.
- Orange-red leaves with yellow margin. Striking!
- Low maintenance
- Red berries and leaves in the fall
Interesting Notes about Japanese Barberry:
The main reason this is one of the most popular landscape shrubs is its beauty! That, plus its versatility in the landscape is the reason why the spines are mostly overlooked. The spines are only a nuisance when occasionally having to prune dead wood or unwanted canes, or to children who attempt to play in their vicinity. On the other hand, deer tend to leave them alone and a hedgerow of barberry makes a great fence to deter them.
Characteristics & Attributes
- Great Foliage
- Drought Tolerant
- Low Maintenance
- Rock Garden
- Focal Point
- Fall Color
- Mass Planting
- Border or Bed
- Full Sun
- Partial Sun
- Deer Resistant
Season of Interest (Flowering):
Season of Interest (Foliage):
- Early Color
- Average Water