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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. This slow-growing variety reaches about the same height as 'Crimson Pygmy' or a little taller. Bright golden yellow new growth ages to lime green. Best color in full sun.

Berberis thunbergii 'Aurea'

Fruit Characteristics

Fruit type : Berries

Fruit season : Fall-Winter

Fruit color : Bright red

F ruit shape :Beadlike

Leaf Characteristics

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

Leaf shape : Rounded

Leaf color : Golden yellow to lime green

Plant Anatomy

Foliage growth cycle : Deciduous

Average size maturity width : 2 1/2- 3 ft.

Average size maturity height : 2 1/2- 3 ft.

Growth rate : Slow

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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