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).
This plant is hardy in zones 4 - 8
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.
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 InterestResists:Deer
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:DeciduousHeight Category:ShortGarden Height:24 - 36 InchesSpacing:24 - 36 InchesSpread:24 - 36 InchesFoliage Colors:RedFoliage Shade:Purple-redHabit:MoundedContainer Role:Filler
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:SunMaintenance Category:EasyBlooms On:Old WoodBloom Time:SpringHardiness Zones:4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8bWater Category:AverageSoil Fertility Requirement:Average SoilUses:Border PlantUses:ContainerUses:Edging PlantUses:GroundcoverUses:LandscapeUses:Mass PlantingUses 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