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JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University
BERBERIS thunbergii f. atropurpurea 'Golden Ring'
Golden Ring Barberry, Purpleleaf Japanese Barberry
Golden Ring Japanese barberry is a round, multi-stemmed shrub with glossy purple leaves edged in green-yellow, turning blood red in autumn. This small mounding shrub should be sited in full sun for best leaf color. Attractive bright red fruit persists into winter and has been known to self-sow.
Thorny, but still suitable for low hedges and barriers, it also makes a nice accent plant and foundation planting. Truly a tough plant, barberry is tolerant of many types of sites.
>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
2'-3' / 0.6m - 0.9m
Spring, Late Spring
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Pollution, Drought, Salt, Soil Compaction
Drought Tolerant, Average Water
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Yellow, Yellow Green
Red, Crimson, Dark Red
Purple, Light Green
Purple, Yellow Green
Feature Plant, Foundation, Hedges, Mixed Border
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