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BERBERIS thunbergii (SUNSATION®)

Image of Berberis thunbergii 'Monry' (SUNSATION®)

James H. Schutte

Family

Berberidaceae

Botanical Name

BERBERIS thunbergii 'Monry'(SUNSATION®)

Plant Common Name

Japanese Barberry, Sunsation® Barberry

General Description

Sunsation® Japanese barberry is a dense, compact, vase-shaped shrub with glossy, sunny-gold leaves that turn scarlet and red-purple in fall. Red berries, which are attractive to birds, appear in late summer to fall and persist into winter.

Grow 'Monry' in full to partial sun and average, well-drained soil. Thorny, but still suitable for hedges and barriers, it also makes a nice accent plant for mixed borders. Sunsation® barberry is a beautiful and tough shrub that is tolerant of many soil types and sites.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    8 - 5

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    4 - 8

  • Sunset Zone

    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

  • Plant Type

    Shrub

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    3'-4' / 0.9m - 1.2m

  • Width

    0'-0' / 0.0m - 0.0m (4)

  • Bloom Time

    Early Spring, Spring

  • Native To

    Eastern Asia, Japan

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Pollution, Drought, Salt, Soil Compaction

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Habit

    Upright/Erect

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Insignificant

  • Flower Color

    Yellow, Yellow Green

  • Fruit Color

    Red, Crimson, Dark Red

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Gold

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Gold

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Purple, Crimson, Dark Red

  • Bark Color

    Brown

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    Yes

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Bark Texture

    Smooth

  • Usage

    Container, Feature Plant, Foundation, Hedges, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    Yes

  • Invasive

    Sometimes

  • Attracts

    Birds

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes