Zone 6. Planted three last year, and we sure enjoyed them. Just bought three more. Far more color and less work than the perennials they replaced.
Sunjoy Neo® Barberry Berberis thunbergii
- Early Spring
Sunjoy Neo barberry boasts vivid orange foliage that stands out in the landscape. No worries about this plant blending in to the surroundings. Sun-loving and durable, this barberry is resistant to deer and unbothered by pests and diseases. It naturally grows into a nice, rounded shape that's right at home in the landscape or flower garden.
Top reasons to grow Sunjoy Neo barberry:
- Very bright orange foliage, especially in spring and fall
- Thrives in full sun with little care
- Very resistant to deerDisease ResistantFoliage InterestFall InterestResists:Deer
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:DeciduousHeight Category:ShortGarden Height:30 - 32 InchesSpacing:30 - 32 InchesSpread:30 - 32 InchesFlower Colors:YellowFoliage Colors:OrangeFoliage Shade:OrangeHabit:MoundedContainer Role:Filler
Plant NeedsLight Requirement: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).Maintenance Category:EasyBlooms On:Old WoodBloom Time:Late SpringHardiness Zones:5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8bWater Category:AverageNeeds Good DrainageUses:Border PlantUses:ContainerUses:Edging PlantUses:GroundcoverUses:LandscapeUses:Mass PlantingUses:Specimen or Focal PointUses Notes:
Reaching just 2.5'/.76m tall, this barberry makes a nice edging plant or low hedge. It is colorful enough to be used in a perennial garden as a foliage plant.Maintenance Notes:
Barberries need little to no maintenance. Water regular for the first year or so; once they are established, they tolerate drought. Should need little or no pruning; trim to shape in early spring if desired.
PLEASE NOTE: Sunjoy Neo® - Barberry - Berberis thunbergii is restricted and cannot be shipped to the state(s) of CT, DE, IN, MA, ME, MN, NH, NY, VT, WI and WV. MD notes that it may be invasive.
It will not be available in Canada.
Sunjoy Neo barberry has passed wheat rust resistance testing under trial code H2007-001-031.Sunjoy Neo® Berberis thunbergii 'NCBT2' USPPAF
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Diane, Pennsylvania, United States, 1 year ago
I love this plant, it's color is exactly like the photo's and having grown it for a summer I can say the color doesn't change. It is growing slowly and I have it in a 16 inch clay pot with black and gold Ajuga's. Barberry's are tough and very cold hardy shrubs and this one is the best Barberry I've ever grown.Dennis Fela, Pennsylvania, United States, 1 year ago