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Barberry 'Crimson Pygmy' Dwarf Japanese

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A dwarf, densely branched form displaying deep crimson colored foliage all season long. Best in full sun. Excellent for borders or small hedges. Deciduous. Photo credit: Doreen Wynja


  • Full Sun

  • Moderate

  • Height
    2 feet or less

  • 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 'Crimson Pygmy' ('Atropurpurea Nana')
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Subtype BERBERIS
Foliage Color Red
Light Needs Full Sun
Water Needs Moderate
USDA Cold Hardiness Zones 4 - 8
Height 2 feet or less
Spread 2—4 feet
Habit Round, Round
Special Uses Deer Resistant, Dramatic Foliage Color, Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fall Color, Ornamental Berries, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Poor Soils
Landscape Uses Border, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Hedges and Screens, Mass Planting, Rock Garden
Flower Color Yellow

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