Barberry

Location: all across campus
Approximate blooming period: mid April - May

Japanese Barberry, Berberisthunbergii

Origin: Japan
Habitat: Hardy to 0 degrees; USDA Zones 7, 8, 9 and 10
Height and Form: Medium growth rate from 3-6 feet
Foliage and Bark: Deciduous; very dense, rounded form, thorny, foliage is reddish or purplish in summer and red in fall. 
Flowers, Fruit and Seeds: Yellow flowers in spring, Red berries in fall and winter
Cultivars/Varieties:

'Rosy Glow'- burgundy in the spring but soon turns red-purple flecked with white like a hasty mixed strawberry milkshake 
'Dart's Red Lady'- is very dark red-purple and turns very bright red in autumn
'Helmond Pillar' -upright to 5 feet, only 2 feet wide


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