Helping You Become a More Successful Gardener
James H. Schutte
BERBERIS thunbergii f. atropurpurea 'Royal Burgundy'
Purpleleaf Japanese Barberry, Royal Burgundy Barberry
Purpleleaf Japanese barberry ‘Royal Burgundy’ is a compact rounded shrub with upright stems. It has glossy burgundy leaves and attractive bright red fruit that persist into winter. Small, green, insignificant summer flowers give way in the fall to attractive bright red fruit which persists into winter. Barberry ‘Royal Burgundy’ 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, ‘Royal Burgundy’ can also be used in the rock garden. 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 .
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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
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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
Green, Burgundy, Dark Red
Green, Purple, Burgundy, Dark Red
Orange, Burgundy, Crimson
Foundation, Hedges, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall
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