Berberis thunbergii 'Atropurpurea'

Japanese Barberry, Red Barberry, Thunberg's Barberry

Family: Berberidaceae Barberry

Type Shrub
USDA Hardiness range 4A - 8A
Exposure Partial shade to full sun
Bloom color White, yellow
Bloom time Spring
Water needs Dry to moist
Landscape uses Border, erosion control, foundation, hedge, massing, rock garden, superior hedge
Height 36" to 4' / 90cm to 1.20m
Spread 36" to 5' / 90cm to 1.60m
Growth rate Slow
Persistence Semi-evergreen
Bloom attributes Attracts butterflies
Leaf color Purple
Fruit color Red
Soil pH requirements Acidic, neutral, alkaline, slightly alkaline
Soil type Sandy, clay, loamy
Form Rounded
Attributes and features Attracts birds, attractive foilage, invasive