Helping You Become a More Successful Gardener
James H. Schutte
BERBERIS thunbergii f. atropurpurea 'Concorde'
Concorde Barberry, Purpleleaf Japanese Barberry
Purpleleaf Japanese barberry ‘Concorde’ is a mounded shrub forming an almost perfect maroon- purple ball. It is a very compact, dwarf selection. Small, green, insignificant, summer flower give way in the fall to attractive bright red fruit which persists into winter. Concorde barberry is on the United States Department of Agriculture’s list of rust resistant barberries.
Japanese barberry is a tough, sun-loving plant that is tolerant of many soil types and sites. It has been known to self-sow and can become somewhat invasive. Thorny, but still suitable for low hedges and edgings, ‘Concorde’ can also be used in the rock garden or in containers. It is striking when combined with lime greens and yellows. Take care not to plant barberry in areas where children play.
Berberis thunbergii is sometimes considered an invasive plant particularly in the northeastern United States. It can form dense thickets in natural areas where it changes soil characteristics and displaces wildlife. For more information about the invasiveness of barberry see the National Park Service’s factsheet at http://www.nps.gov/plants/alien/fact/beth1.htm .
8 - 5
4 - 8
A3, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun
0"-0" / 0.0cm - 0.0cm (18)
Spring, Late Spring
Southern Europe, Central Asia, Japan
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Pollution, Salt, Soil Compaction
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Yellow, Yellow Green
Red, Crimson, Dark Red
Edging, Groundcover, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall
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