Botanical Name: Berberis thunbergii
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Common Name: Japanese Barberry  
Plant photo of: Berberis thunbergii
  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Shrub

 

Height Range

1-3'

 

Flower Color

Red

 

Flower Season

n/a

 

Leaf Color

Yellow

 

Bark Color

n/a

 

Fruit Color

Red

 

Fruit Season

Fall

Sun

Full, Half

 

Water

Medium

 

Growth Rate

Moderate

 

Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular

 

Soil Condition

Average, Rich, Well-drained

 

Soil pH

Neutral

 

Adverse Factors

n/a

Design Styles

Formal, Japanese

 

Accenting Features

Unusual Foliage

 

Seasonal Interest

Fall

 

Location Uses

Background, Entry, Perennial Border, Foundation, With Rocks

 

Special Uses

Small Spaces

 

Attracts Wildlife

n/a

Information by: Jerry Sortomme Editor
Photographer: Linda Engstrom
  • Description

  • Notes

This shrub will grow 3'-6' tall and 4'-7' wide; it has bright green leaves that change to orange/red/purple in the fall. It produces clusters of yellow flowers that bloom from April to May and has bright red berries that appear in October and stay into winter.
Planting Instructions: 1. Dig a hole 2 times the width and 1 and 1/2 times the height of the container. 2. Set rootball at ground level. 3. Prepare soil mix of equal parts soil and soil amendment. 4. Backfill with amended soil. 5. Build Basin and water.