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Berberis thunbergii 'Admiration' PP#16,921

Admiration Barberry

$29.56 | 3 G | 646 Avail. | $29.56

3 G Weight: 45.0 lb

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 Admiration Barberry is a dwarf compact, non-flowering deciduous shrub valued for its vibrant foliage that grows full to the ground.  The oval leaves are a bright red with gold-yellow margins that hold the color well into summer before darkening in fall.  Best color in full sun and well-drained soils.  Drought and deer resistant.  Asexual propagation is prohibited.

Barberry has known use of the root bark as an anthelmintic, antiseptic and febrifuge, and can be used orally as a treatment for various enteric infections.*




1’ - 2’ 


1’ - 2’



USDA Hardiness Zone: 

4 - 8 


Full Sun, Part Sun

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MAINTENANCE NEEDS:  Low maintenance plant.  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: Boxwood, Verbena, Peony 

IMAGE: Andy MabbettBerberis 'Admiration' in AutumnCC BY-SA 3.0

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

*ServeScape does not take any responsibility for any adverse effects from the use of plants. Always seek advice from a professional before using a plant medicinally.

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