Kobold Barbary

Berberis vulgaris

Growing Zones 3-10
  • Height: 24″
  • Width: 24″
  • Spacing:  24″
  • Design Role:  Landscapes

  • Location : Full Sun
  • Water: Average
  • Fertilizer:  Average
  • Growth Habit: Upright, Mounded/Clumping




This barberry is best noted for its shiny dark green foliage and compact habit. Pruning is not required to maintain its natural mounded shape. Perfectly suited for a low hedge, the front of the shrub border or rock gardens.Kobold Japanese Barberry features tiny clusters of yellow flowers hanging below the branches in mid spring. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The small oval leaves turn yellow in fall. The fruits are showy scarlet drupes displayed from early to late fall.Kobold Japanese Barberry will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn’t necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.