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Berberis thunbergii Crimson Pygmy

Crimson Pygmy Barberry

  • »  Easy to grow
  • »  Bright red dwarf plant
  • »  Drought resistant
  • »  Great as a hedge, specimen or border planting
  • »  Deer and drought resistant
  • »  Winter interest

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  • Category:Shrub
  • Hardiness Zone:4-8
  • Height:2-3 Feet
  • Spread:4-5 Feet
  • Foliage Color: Red Shades

Other Japanese barberries have come and gone, but this vibrant classic has proven that it is here to stay. Aptly named, this bright red dwarf couldn't be easier to grow. Drought-resistant and thriving in full sun in any well-drained soil, it's a perfect fit for your sustainable landscape with densely branched form and a super slow growing nature. 'Crimson Pygmy' is ideal as a hedge or border planting, staying low, filling in beautifully and asking nothing in return. As a specimen planting, this carefree deciduous shrub offers stunning crimson foliage with a slightly bronze tinge all summer with autumn coloration in a warm array of orange, red, and yellow. Oval red berries grace this plant all through the winter months. 'Crimson Pygmy' is deer resistant and drought resistant, cementing its carefree reputation.

Great Foliage
Foliage Color
Maintenance and Care
Heat Tolerant
Low Maintenance
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Songbirds
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Early Color
Full Sun
Partial Sun
Soil Moisture
Average Water
Growing & Maintenance Tips for Berberis thunbergii 'Crimson Pygmy'

Thrives in full to part sun in average water.