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Cherry Bomb® Japanese Barberry

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Compact branches make a wonderful low hedge, barrier planting or single shrub accent. Deep crimson color to foliage. Bright red berries enhance its look in fall and winter. Deciduous. Photo credit: Doreen Wynja


  • Full Sun

  • Moderate

  • Height
    3 - 5 feet

  • Spread
    2—4 feet

Availability: Out of stock



Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, shear annually to shape.

Brand Monrovia
Botanical Name Berberis thunbergii 'Monomb' Can. PBR Pending
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Subtype BERBERIS
Foliage Color Red
Light Needs Full Sun
Water Needs Moderate
USDA Cold Hardiness Zones 4 - 8
Height 3 - 5 feet
Spread 2—4 feet
Habit Compact, Round, Round
Special Uses Attracts Birds, Deer Resistant, Dramatic Foliage Color, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fall Color, Fruit Poisonous, Ornamental Berries, Tolerates Poor Soils, Year-Round Interest
Landscape Uses Border, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Hedges and Screens
Flower Color Yellow
Bloom Time Spring

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