Crimson Pygmy Barberry

Crimson Pygmy Barberry is a deciduous evergreen shrub. This plant has dark purple-burgundy leaves.  The leaves of this bush are small and glossy. This shrub thrives in full sun conditions.  This compact shrub naturally grows in a globe form.  This plant is low maintenance and doesn’t require a lot of attention.  This plant is most commonly installed with adequate spacing between plants.  It is possible to grow this plant in a hedge if desired.

There is an abundant number of small thorns that cover the branches of this plant.  Keep this in mind when planting this shrub in your landscape. This plant is deer resistant but may be fed upon by rabbits.  Feeding on this plant usually occurs in the winter when food sources for animals are at a minimum. Extreme winter weather or large amounts of snow cover may make this plant a target for consumption.

Crimson Pygmy Barberry

Crimson Pygmy Barberry

Crimson Pygmy Barberry

Berberis Thunbergii ‘Crimson Pygmy’

Plant Details

Flower Color- Yellow

Foliage Color- Dark Purple

Zone- 4-7

Height- 18″-24″

Spread- 3′

Light- Sun

Details- This shrub exhibits small dark purple glossy foliage.  There are small thorns on this plant which may cause it to be a less desirable shrub.  This plant is a low maintenance shrub that doesn’t usually outgrow its growing 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 plant to the desired size through the use of hedge trimmers.  This shrub can also be pruned to grow into a hedge.

Other Barberry plant options.

  • Concorde Japanese Barberry
  • Dwarf Coral Hedge Barberry
  • Helmond Pillar Barberry
  • Kobold Japanese Barberry
  • Lime Glow Japanese Barberry
  • Orange Rocket Barberry
  • Rose Glow Japanese Barberry
  • William Penn Barberry