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Berberis thunbergh 'Crimson Pygmy'

Crimson Pygmy Barberry

Plant Features:

Category: Shrub

  • Small yellow flowers followed by red berries
  • Bright red leaves in spring turning a bronze red all summer
  • Orange red foliage in the fall.
  • Dense and low growing.

Height: 2 ft

Spread: 2-3 ft

Hardiness Zone: 4


  • Drought Tolerant
  • Great Foliage


  • Full Shade

Foliage Color:

  • Red


  • Bushy - Rounded

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Summer

Soil Moisture:

  • Moist, Well-Drained


This Japanese Red Barberry is great for a low growing hedge. Raised in Holland in 1942