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Royal Burgundy Barberry

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$19.99
  • Deep purple-red foliage and will darken to a hue of almost black-red in fall
  • Matures to 1-4' wide by 1-2' tall
  • Hardy in USDA Zones 4 - 8
  • Plant in full sun
  • Cannot Ship to ME, MN, NY or PA
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Description

The Royal Burgundy® Barberry is a great selection to bring bold color and texture to your garden. The deep purple-red foliage makes for a really unusual and eye-catching element in your landscape.

This is a deciduous plant, which means that it will lose its leaves in winter and return with new growth in spring. Normally, this would mean that it would offer very little interest in the winter landscape besides its bare branches. However, this Barberry's foliage will darken to a hue of almost black-red in late fall and into winter.

Thanks to its slow-growing nature, pruning is essentially completely unnecessary. So it's a very low-maintenance selection. It reaches 1-2' H x 1-4' W at maturity.

Use this variety as a low hedge, an accent in a mixed garden bed, in a foundation planting, or as a mass planting.

Royal Burgundy Barberry Care

This variety is hardy from USDA Zones 4-8. Once established in the landscape, it's quite cold-hardy and can handle temperatures between -30° and -20° F.

They grow best with Full Sun exposure. Too little sun will affect their ability to produce dense foliage.

Water your new plantings 2-3 times per week for the first growing season. This helps them grow deep root systems that will help them succeed over time.

Grows well in most average quality soils with good drainage. Avoid planting in consistently wet sites.

Fertilize in early spring with a slow-release fertilizer to promote new growth and the overall health of your plant.

Popular Companion Plants

The Royal Burgundy easily provides dynamic texture and color contrast with many different plants. The Dwarf Alberta Spruce Tree looks fantastic planted with it because of its naturally pyramidal growth, upright nature, and needled foliage. It also looks great with bright yellow plants, such as the Sunshine Ligustrum or Gold Mop False Cypress. Their brilliant foliage really pops in the landscape with the dark wine-colored barberry foliage. Otherwise, try it with low-growing cool-colored plants such as Groundcover Junipers or the Pancake Arborvitae. Their blue-needled foliage makes for a really unusual and beautiful complement.

Care & Use

Getting Started: Understanding Your New Plant

Review your plant's information on our website or the tag that comes with it. Be mindful of sunlight preferences, soil type, and spacing needs.

Our plants are adaptable but grow best in the correct USDA Zones. Click here to learn more about your USDA Zone.

Planting Instructions

Dig a Hole

First, dig a hole three times the width of the root ball of your plant. This makes it easier for the root system to spread out quickly. Dig the hole deep enough that your plant will sit level with or slightly above the ground around it.

Amend Your Soil

Mix your native soil with rich gardening soil to provide extra nutrients and support plant growth. If your soil is clay-heavy, we recommend mixing your native clay soil with equal parts of Pine Bark mulch to improve drainage and the overall breathability of your soil.

Place Your Plant

Examine the roots. If they appear tightly bound, gently coax them apart; this ensures they can spread into the new soil. Place your plant in the hole so the top of the rootball is even with the surrounding soil—Backfill around it with the amended soil mixture. The roots need access to oxygen for your plant to thrive, so do not cover the rootball; place soil around it.

Mulch Your Plants

Top the soil beneath your plant with 3-4 inches of mulch to help it retain moisture. Be careful not to cover the rootball - your new plants roots need access to oxygen.

Water Your Plant

Soak the plant with a hose afterward to hydrate the plant, as well as get the soil and mulch situated. Develop a regular watering schedule based on your plant's needs and local weather patterns. Remember, over watering is just as, if not more, harmful than under watering.

Spacing Recommendations

Spacing Your Plants

Space your shrubs 3 feet apart for seamless foliage. For space between mature plants, plant over 5 feet apart.

  • Scientific Name
    Berberis thunbergii 'Gentry'
  • Hardiness Zone
    4, 5, 6, 7, 8
  • Sun Exposure
    Full Sun
  • Evergreen or Deciduous
    Deciduous
  • Features
    Attracts Birds / Butterflies, Sun Loving, Variegated
  • Feature Color
    Green, Red
  • Uses
    Accent, Border, Foundation Planting, Hedge, Mass Planting, Mixed Garden Bed, Woodland Garden
  • Water Needs
    Water-Wise
  • Bloom Season
    None

Growing Zones : 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8

Map of USDA Zones 4-8

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Royal Burgundy Barberry

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The Royal Burgundy® Barberry is a great selection to bring bold color and texture to your garden. The deep purple-red foliage makes for a really unusual and eye-catching element in your landscape.

This is a deciduous plant, which means that it will lose its leaves in winter and return with new growth in spring. Normally, this would mean that it would offer very little interest in the winter landscape besides its bare branches. However, this Barberry's foliage will darken to a hue of almost black-red in late fall and into winter.

Thanks to its slow-growing nature, pruning is essentially completely unnecessary. So it's a very low-maintenance selection. It reaches 1-2' H x 1-4' W at maturity.

Use this variety as a low hedge, an accent in a mixed garden bed, in a foundation planting, or as a mass planting.

Royal Burgundy Barberry Care

This variety is hardy from USDA Zones 4-8. Once established in the landscape, it's quite cold-hardy and can handle temperatures between -30° and -20° F.

They grow best with Full Sun exposure. Too little sun will affect their ability to produce dense foliage.

Water your new plantings 2-3 times per week for the first growing season. This helps them grow deep root systems that will help them succeed over time.

Grows well in most average quality soils with good drainage. Avoid planting in consistently wet sites.

Fertilize in early spring with a slow-release fertilizer to promote new growth and the overall health of your plant.

Popular Companion Plants

The Royal Burgundy easily provides dynamic texture and color contrast with many different plants. The Dwarf Alberta Spruce Tree looks fantastic planted with it because of its naturally pyramidal growth, upright nature, and needled foliage. It also looks great with bright yellow plants, such as the Sunshine Ligustrum or Gold Mop False Cypress. Their brilliant foliage really pops in the landscape with the dark wine-colored barberry foliage. Otherwise, try it with low-growing cool-colored plants such as Groundcover Junipers or the Pancake Arborvitae. Their blue-needled foliage makes for a really unusual and beautiful complement.

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  • 2.5 Quart
  • 2.4 Gallon
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