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Japanese Barberry 'Crimson Pygmy'


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 dwarf variety seldom grows over 2 feet tall with a slightly broader spread. Dark reddish foliage in spring and summer turns beautiful red orange in fall with its best color produced by full sun exposure.

Berberis thunbergii 'Crimson Pygmy' ('Atropurpurea Nana')

Fruit Characteristics

Fruit type : Berries

Fruit season : Fall-Winter

Fruit color : Bright red

Fruit shape : Beadlike

Leaf Characteristics

Leaf shape : Obovate

Leaf color : Dark red to red orange

Flower Characteristics

Flower notes : Insignificant.

Flower shape : Cup-shaped

Flower color : Yellow

Plant Anatomy

Foliage growth cycle : Deciduous

Average size maturity width : 2 1/2 ft.

Average size maturity height : 2 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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