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Barberry 'Red Leaf Japanese'

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Showy purple red foliage all season long, turns deep amber in fall. Dense branching habit makes a superb hedge or barrier plant. 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 'Atropurpurea'
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Subtype BERBERIS
Foliage Color Purple
Light Needs Full Sun
Water Needs Moderate
USDA Cold Hardiness Zones 4 - 8
Height 3 - 5 feet
Spread 2—4 feet
Habit Round, Round
Special Uses Deer Resistant, Dramatic Foliage Color, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fruit Poisonous, 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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