Crimson Pygmy Barberry

Crimson Pygmy Barberry is a deciduous shrub with dark purple leaves.  This shrub thrives in full sun conditions.  This compact shrub naturally grows in a globe form.  This is a very low maintenance plant that doesn’t require a lot of attention.  This plant is most commonly installed with adequate spacing between plants.  It is possible to grow this plant in a hedge if desired.  An abundant number of small thorns cover the branches of this plant.  This plant is deer resistant, but may be fed upon by rabbits.  Generally, feeding on this plant is minimal or non existant.  Extreme winter weather or large amounts of snow cover may make this plant a target for consumption.

Crimson Pygmy Barberry

Crimson Pygmy Barberry

Crimson Pygmy Barberry

Berberis Thunbergii ‘Crimson Pygmy’

Plant Details

Flower Color- Yellow

Foliage Color- Dark Purple

Zone- 4-7

Height- 18″-24″

Spread- 3′

Light- Sun

Details- This shrub exhibits small dark purple glossy foliage.  There are small thorns on this plant which may cause it to be a less desireable shrub.  This is a low maintenance shrub that doesn’t usually out grow its growing are if planted in the proper location.  Crimson Pygmy Barberry reqires moderate watering during extreme heat and drought.

Pruning-  The best time to prune Crimson Pygmy Barberry is in the winter time.  This plant will tolerate year round pruning but pruning works best in the winter.  This shrub naturally grows in a globe shape.  Pruning should consist of shaping the plant to the desired size through the use of hedge trimmers.  This shrub can also be grown and pruned into a hedge.

Other Barberry plant options.

  • Concorde Japanese Barberry
  • Dwarf Coral Hedge Barberry
  • Helmond Pillar Barberry
  • Kobold Japanese Barberry
  • Lime Glow Japanese Barberry
  • Orange Rocket Barberry
  • Rose Glow Japanese Barberry
  • William Penn Barberry