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Barberry, Crimson Pygmy

Berberis thunbergii (Barberry, Crimson Pygmy)
Barberry, Crimson Pygmy

Berberis thunbergii 'Crimson Pygmy'

Crimson Pygmy Barberry is a low growing deciduous shrub that has very showy burgundy foliage. It is the most popular of the Japanese barberries. The plant can be used for many purposes but it does have thorns so high traffic areas may not be a good location. Under your daughter's bedroom window would be a good place for this plant!

Great burgandy foliage
Low growing
Good plant for mass plantings

Height

1-2 Feet

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Spread

2-3 Feet


Interesting Notes

This plant has been around since 1942 and has been sold under many names such as 'Little Gem' and 'Little Beauty'.

Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes
Great Foliage
Border
Drought Tolerant
Mass Planting
Exposure
Sun
Foliage Color
Burgundy
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Spring
Summer
Soil Moisture Preference
Average
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Abelia, Francis Mason Abelia, Francis Mason (Abelia grandiflora 'Francis Mason')
Cypress, Vintage Gold Cypress, Vintage Gold (Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Vintage Gold')
Holly, Carissa Holly, Carissa (Ilex cornuta 'Carissa')
Liriope, Big Blue Liriope, Big Blue (Lirope muscari 'Big Blue')
Similar Plants to Berberis thunbergii 'Crimson Pygmy'
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Loropetalum, Daruma Loropetalum, Daruma (Loropetalum chinense 'Daruma')