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Sunjoy Mini Maroon® Barberry Berberis thunbergii

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Exposure
  • Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
Mature Size
36" 36"
Height
24 - 36"
Spread
24 - 36"

This plant is hardy in zones 4 - 8

Hardy Zones

Zones are based on the lowest average temperature an area is expected to receive during the winter. They are used to determine whether a plant is likely to be perennial in your area. If your zone is equal to or higher than the zone listed for the plant, it will be hardy for you and thrive in your climate.

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  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
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    Features

    This sterile barberry is not invasive!

    Finally, a colorful, care-free barberry that won't make a nuisance of itself: Sunjoy Mini Maroon®. It took Dr. Tom Ranney over ten years to develop, but the results were worth it. Sunjoy Mini Maroon barberry offers sumptuously deep purple-red foliage on a dense, nicely shaped mound. It needs no pruning to stay small and lush, and like all barberry, it is highly resistant to damage from deer and rabbits. And it does it all without producing the seeds which have made other varieties so problematic. Simply put, it's a better choice. Available in garden centers in spring 2019.

    Top reasons to plant Sunjoy Mini Maroon barberry:

    - Non-invasive, unlike other types of barberry.

    - Deep purple-red foliage from spring through frost 

    - One of the most deer resistant and easy-care plants.

    Foliage Interest
    Resists: 
    Deer

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Shrub
    Shrub Type: 
    Deciduous
    Height Category: 
    Short
    Garden Height: 
    24 - 36 Inches
    Spacing: 
    24 - 36 Inches
    Spread: 
    24 - 36 Inches
    Foliage Colors: 
    Red
    Foliage Shade: 
    Purple-red
    Habit: 
    Mounded
    Container Role: 
    Filler

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Blooms On: 
    Old Wood
    Bloom Time: 
    Spring
    Hardiness Zones: 
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Average Soil
    Uses: 
    Border Plant
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Edging Plant
    Uses: 
    Groundcover
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses: 
    Mass Planting
    Uses Notes: 

    Barberries are often used to enhance home security, due to their thorny stems. 

    Maintenance Notes: 

    Barberry rarely require much in the way of maintenance. They can be lightly trimmed to shape in early spring; avoid cutting into any thick, woody stems, as the plant will recover slowly from such pruning.

    PLEASE NOTE: Sunjoy Mini Maroon Barberry Berberis thunbergii is restricted and cannot be shipped to the state(s) of MA, ME, NH, NY, or VT.

    Fun Facts: 

    The wood of barberries is a bright yellow - cut into a stem and see for yourself!

    Sunjoy Mini Maroon® Berberis thunbergii 'NCBT1' USPP 30,330, Can PBRAF
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