Barberry (Berberis Thunbergii): Crimson Pygmy
Latin Name: Var. Atropurpren 'Crimson Pygmy'
- This Densely Branched Deciduous Shrub is the Most Popular Barberry. Its Crimson, Burgundy Foliage has Highlights of Bright Red in the New Growth. This Compact, Low-Growing Hedge Reaches 2 Feet Tall (3 Feet Wide). Performs Best as a Border Plant and Hedge, and Because of its Thorns, It can Be Used as a Barrier to Deter Animals.
Amount of Sunlight: Full Sun.
Amount of Water: Water Weekly; More Frequent Watering In Extreme Heat. Drought Tolerant.
Soil Conditions: Prefers Poor, Sandy, Well-Drained Soil.
Cold Hardiness Zone: 4-8.
- This Low-Maintenance Plant needs a Regular Water Schedule to Ensure the Growth of a Mature Root System. The First Year of Growth Requires Watering Weekly. After the Mature Root System is Established, Watering is Needed Occasionally, Except During a Drought, Watering is Needed Regularly. Shear Annually to Maintain Desired Shape.