Crimson Pygmy Barberry

General Information

The Crimson Pygmy Barberry is a dwarf mounding form of the Japanese red barberry. Its compact, rounded form makes it a good choice for smaller areas. Beware of the prickly thorns that will keep predators away. The intense red-bronze colors make it worth a few pricks! The deep red leaves hold their color well throughout the season. The Crimson Pygmy makes a wonderful low hedge. Contrast with yellow or light green plants for a stunning landscape. Crimson Pygmy Barberry is a great plant to add rich color to your landscape. Orange yellow fall foliage. A wonderful, hardy, low maintenance shrub!

Additional Information

Berberis thunbergii ‘Crimson Pygmy’ should be planted in Full Sun for best color. It will grow 2′ tall with a spread of 2-3′. Plant in zones 4 to 7. Tolerates urban pollution. Deer resistant. Attracts birds.

Care & Shipping Notes

Plant in average to moist, well drained soil. Water regularly in extreme heat or drought conditions. No serious insect or disease problems. Trim in early spring and shape during the growing season as desired. Pruning is not necessary unless you want to maintain a desired shape. Fertilize with Tree & Shrub Fertilizer in the fall, optional in the spring. NOT AVAILABLE FOR SALE IN THESE US STATES AND TERRITORIES: AK, HI, GM, PR, VI. Also, WE NO LONGER SHIP TO CALIFORNIA due to Department of Ag restrictions on live plants.

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Mature Width 2 to 3 Feet
Mature Height 18 to 24 Inches
Light Full Sun
Planting Zone 4 to 7

Planting Zone Map

US Planting Zones


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