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BERBERIS thunbergii f. atropurpurea 'Moretti Select'(CABERNET™) PPAF
Cabernet Purpleleaf Japanese Barberry, Purpleleaf Japanese Barberry
Cabernet purpleleaf Japanese barberry is a low-growing shrub that originates from eastern Asia. The cultivar 'Moretti Select' or Cabernet™, has crimson new growth which develops into glossy, deep burgundy leaves. These turn fiery red-orange in fall. This cultivar is listed on the Federal rust-free list. Bright red berries, which are attractive to birds, appear in late summer to fall and persist into winter.
This 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. Though thorny, it is suitable for hedges and barriers and makes a nice accent plant for mixed borders. Avoid planting Cabernet™ 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
1'-3' / 0.3m - 0.9m (2)
2'-3' / 0.6m - 0.9m
Spring, Late Spring
Eastern Asia, Japan
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Pollution, Salt, Soil Compaction
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Yellow, Yellow Green
Red, Crimson, Dark Red
Burgundy, Crimson, Dark Red
Purple, Burgundy, Dark Red
Purple, Orange, Dark Red
Feature Plant, Foundation, Groundcover, Hedges, Mixed Border
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