Purple-leaf Japanese Barberry
Form and Growth Characteristics: Plant Type - ShrubGrowth Rate - Mature Height - 3-6'Mature Width - 4-7'Longevity -
Ornamental Characteristics: Flower - Perfect, yellow, 0.33-0.5" across, borne on a 0.5" peticel, April-May, usually solitary, occasionally or in clusters of 2-4. Not showy; hidden by foliage.Fruit - Bright red, 0.33" long, ellipsoidal berry in October, and persisting into winter.Leaf - Fall Color - Rich red to reddish purple.Bark - Reddish brown, angled or grooved stems, glabrous.Other Features - Foliage assumes a reddish or purplish shade. Fruits provide an excellent winter interest.Possible Use - Season Of Interest -
Culture and Care: Care Requirements - Easilly transplanted, extremely adaptable, withstands dry conditions, tolerates urban conditions. Best in full sun, will not withstand extremely moist soils.Native Habitat - Species from Japan, variety Atropurpurea from Orleans, France.Diseases and Insects - Strength - Weakness -Plants of this taxon:
Find Related Plants:- Other plants with the common name Barberry.- Other plants of the family Berberidaceae.- Other plants of the genus Berberis.- Other plants of the species Berberis thunbergii.