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Redleaf Japanese Barberry


These adaptable spiny-stemmed plants require minimum maintenance and can tolerate climate and soil extremes making attractive and practical hedges, barrier shrubs, and specimen plants. Dense branches are clothed in showy purple-red foliage all season long turning deep amber in fall. Best color when planted in full sun.

Berberis thunbergii 'Atropurpurea'

Fruit Characteristics

Fruit type : Berries

Fruit season : Fall-Winter

Fruit color : Bright red

Fruit shape : Beadlike

Leaf Characteristics

Leaf length : 1/2-1 1/2"

Leaf shape : Obovate

Leaf color : Purple-red to deep amber

Flower Characteristics

Flower notes : Inconspicuous.

Flower shape : Cup-shaped

Flower color : Yellow

Plant Anatomy

Foliage growth cycle : Deciduous

Average size maturity width : 4-6 ft.

Average size maturity height : 4 ft.

Cultural Information

USDA Zone : -20 to -15 F( Z5a)

Sunset zone : 2b-24

Water requirements : Regular

Light exposure : Partial Sun

Landscape Attributes

Attractive bark :Yes

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