This Crimson Pygmy Japanese barberry (also ‘Atropurpurea Nana’) is a naturally selected dwarf cultivar with bright red-purple leaves in spring maturing to a deep bronze-red. Attractive bright red fruit persists into winter. Barberry has been known to self-sow.
Thorny, but still suitable for low hedges, borders and foundation plantings, ‘Crimson Pygmy’ can be used in the rock garden or containers. It makes a nice accent plant around other perennials, grasses and shrubs with green foliages. A tough plant, barberry is tolerant of many types of difficult sites.
>Berberis thunbergii is sometimes considered an invasive plant particularly in the northeastern United States. It can form dense thickets in natural areas where it changes soil characteristics and displaces wildlife.
Winchester Gardens generally stocks this item.
Yellow, Yellow Green
Dark Red, Bronze