Atropurpurea Crimson Pygmy Barbary

Berberis vulgaris

Growing Zones 3-10
  • Height: 12-18″
  • Width:  18-24″
  • Spacing:  36-48″
  • Design Role:  Landscapes

  • Location : Part Shade to Shade
  • Water: Average
  • Fertilizer:  Average
  • Growth Habit: Upright, Mounded/Clumping




A shrub guaranteed to make you do a double take! Admiration Barberry lives up to its name, producing a truly admirable color display. Red hot leaves are edged in neon yellow, holding color well through the summer. This barberry is excellent for mass plantings and stands out as an accent plant. A dwarf, densely branched form displaying deep crimson colored foliage all season long. Best color when planted in full sun. Excellent color contrast against green or gold-leafed plants. A great choice for mass plantings, particularly as a low hedge or border plant. Deciduous.  Either way, Admiration Barberry is sure to capture attention!