Barberry, Kobold

Regular price $49.99 Save $-49.99
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A compact plant for the garden or detail use with unusual foliage and upright growth habit; excellent in massing or as a small hedge, a truly beautiful cultivar in every way

Kobold Japanese Barberry features tiny clusters of yellow flowers hanging below the branches in mid spring. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The small oval leaves turn yellow in fall. The fruits are showy scarlet drupes displayed from early to late fall.

Kobold Japanese Barberry is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a more or less rounded form. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which should be used to full effect. This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and can be pruned at anytime. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats.

Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Spiny

Kobold Japanese Barberry is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. Kobold Japanese Barberry makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. It can be used either as 'filler' or as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, depending on the height and form of the other plants used in the container planting. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

  • Mature Height: 24 inches
  • Mature Width: 24 inches
  • Sunlight: Sun, Part Sun
  • Soil Conditions: Generally Dry, Moist (Typical), Soggy

Plants are constantly growing, ever-changing, and therefore unique. The plant you receive may vary from the photo, but rest assured, holds the same glorious potential!

Bulk Delivery
We deliver outdoor plants within a zone around the Chicagoland area for $75. As plants are perishable, we take care to deliver them by hand using our own vehicles or trusted partners.
  • Delivery zone includes the North Shore Suburbs North up to Winthrop Harbor and Wauconda; North Side of Chicago to downtown and Southwest to Oak Park. 
  • Special $45 rate to Wilmette 
  • FREE Delivery on orders of $750+
  • For plant material not planted by Chalet, there is a 1-year, 50% merchandise credit guarantee.

Planting

  • To add Chalet's Planting Service, standard pricing is 50% of the plants' retail price in addition to the $75 delivery fee.
  • Fees do not include tree or stump removal.
  • Larger orders may require separate labor quote. Plantings carry a 1-year full guarantee. However, there is no guarantee for container or planter plantings as they are difficult to overwinter. 
  
Free In-Store Pickup 

We offer free in-store pickup at our retail store at 3132 Lake Avenue in Wilmette, IL.

  • After your order, we will prepare the product within 2 hours unless you hear otherwise.
  • If you are planning to pick up more than 3 days after purchase, please respond to your Order Confirmation email to let us know. 
  • All orders must be picked up within one week after purchase, or a refund will be issued and items will be returned to the shelf.

  
Returns 
Returns accepted within 14 days by replying directly to our order confirmation email. Refunds issued only in original form of payment.