Graceful branching makes a wonderful hedge, barrier planting or single accent. Deep rose-red foliage is mottled with white and green in spring. Bright red berries in fall and winter. Deciduous. Slow grower to 5 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide.
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. Pruning time: spring after flowering.
This Barberry is perhaps the most beautiful and unique. It has an arching form and a different look for every season. Makes a startling single specimen. Allow to grow into its natural shape or into a hedge, which will be prickly enough to keep the most ardent intruder away. Add as singles or small clusters to shrub beds and borders as a middle-elevation accent amidst other flowering plants.