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Berberis thunbergii 'Crimson Pygmy'

Crimson Pygmy Barberry

$8.94 | 1 G | 100 Avail. | $8.94

1 G Weight: 25.0 lb

$8.94 | 3 G | 155 Avail. | $26.25

3 G Weight: 45.0 lb

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Crimson Pygmy Barberry is a compact dwarf deciduous branching shrub valued for its vibrant foliage that grows full to the ground.  The small oval leaves are a crimson red with a bronze tinge that becomes brilliant red in fall.  Tiny yellow flowers bloom in spring and are followed by abundant bright red fruits that stay on the stems after the leaves fall.  Best color in full sun and well-drained soils.  Drought and deer resistant. 




1’ - 2’ 


2’ - 3’



USDA Hardiness Zone: 

4 - 8 


Full Sun, Part Sun

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MAINTENANCE NEEDS: Low maintenance.  Some susceptibility to bacterial leaf spot, anthracnose, root rots, wilt, aphids, barberry webworm, and scale.  Highly invasive in the Eastern States.

LANDSCAPE USES: Accents or Group Plantings, BordersWoodland GardensWildlife Gardens, Xeriscape, Rock GardensGroundcover, Foundation Plantings, Hedges, and Containers

COMPANION PLANTS: Wood SpurgeLavenderAnn Magnolia

IMAGE: Photo by David J. Stang, Berberis thunbergii var 1zz, CC BY-SA 4.0

*As plants have ranges in appearance they may not appear as the images shown.

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