CRIMSON PYGMY BARBERRY is a deciduous shrub with dark purple leaves.  The leaves are about the size of a fingernail.  This shrub thrives in full sun conditions.  This compact shrub naturally grows in a globe form.  Crimson Pygmy Barberry is a low maintenance plant that doesn’t require a lot of attention.

This shrub is most commonly installed with adequate growing space 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 shrub.  This shrub is deer resistant but may be fed upon by rabbits.  Feeding on this plant is minimal or nonexistent.  Extreme winter weather or large amounts of snow cover may make this plant a target for consumption by hungry animals.

Crimson Pygmy Barberry

Berberis Thunbergii ‘Crimson Pygmy’

Plant Type- Deciduous Shrub

Flower Color- Yellow

Foliage Color- Dark Purple

Growth Habit- Round

Growth Rate- Moderate

Zone- 4-7

Height- 18″-24″

Spread- 3′

Light- Sun

Details- This shrub exhibits small dark purple glossy foliage.  There are tiny thorns on this plant which may cause it to be a less desirable shrub.  This barberry variety is a low maintenance shrub that doesn’t usually outgrow its area if planted in the proper location.  Crimson Pygmy Barberry requires 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 shrub 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.

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  • Bonanza Gold® Barberry
  • Concorde Japanese Barberry
  • Dwarf Coral Hedge Barberry
  • Golden Barberry
  • Golden Rocket Barberry
  • Helmond Pillar Barberry
  • Kobold Japanese Barberry
  • Lime Glow Japanese Barberry
  • Orange Rocket Barberry
  • Rosy Glow Japanese Barberry
  • Royal Burgundy® Barberry
  • Sunjoy® Gold Pillar Barberry
  • Tiny Gold Barberry
  • William Penn Barberry