Crimson Pygmy Japanese Barberry


Tried-and-true Red Barberry is great for adding color to the landscape. Dense, slender and thorny stems grow into a compact, rounded mound without pruning. Small reddish purple leaves turn shades of orange and red in fall. Subtle yellow flowers in spring are followed by red fruit that birds enjoy. Makes a handsome low, formal hedge and looks fantastic planted in groups for the dramatic color effect. Suitable for hot, dry areas and drought tolerant once established.


  • Mature Height: 2 feet
  • Mature Spread: 3 feet
  • Spacing: 18-24 inches
  • Sunlight: Full Sun
  • Soil Type: Well-drained
  • Deer Resistant
  • Flower: Yellow


Early in the season, many plants are pruned to encourage later fullness, and therefore may vary in size from the photo and size range. Rest assured, they hold the same glorious potential.

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