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Japanese Barberry
Scientific Name: Berberis thunbergii DC.
Synonym:
Family: Berberidaceae
Japanese Barberry (Berberis  thunbergii)
Berberis thunbergii 'Atropurpurea'
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 1-24,28-41
USDA: 5-10

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to -20F (-29C)

Sun Exposure: Full sun to light shade

Origin: Japan

Growth Habits: Deciduous shrub, up to 6 feet tall (1.8 m), 6 feet spread (1.8 m)

Watering Needs: Regular to moderate water

Propagation: Seeds or cuttings


The variety 'Atropurpurea' needs full sun to becore dark red.

Berberis thunbergii 'Atropurpurea' at the Chicago Botanical Garden

Blooming Habits:
The small, bell shaped, striped greenish yellow flowers appear in mid spring.

Fruiting Habits:


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