Berberis thungbergii ‘Atropurpurea’
Purple Japanese Barberry
Mature Height: 12 inches-6 feet
Mature Width: 1-6 feet
USDA Hardiness Zone Range: 4 to 8
Water Requirements: Moderate Water, Drought Tolerant
Shade Requirements: Full Sun, Partial Shade
The Purple Japanese Barberry is a spectacular addition to the landscape where it brings a striking color accent from spring to fall. The arching, dense, deciduous shrub features broadly oval reddish-purple leaves which turn into brilliant red or red-orange shades in the fall. It is also accompanied by tiny, scented, pale yellow flowers that begin to appear in mid-late spring but are insignificant when compared to the foliage. During fall the berries will begin to make their reveal thus attracting birds.