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Common Name: Japanese Barberry

Species Name: Berberis thunbergii

Family Name: Berberidaceae





Plant Facts  
Origin Japan
Sun Preference Full Sun
Susceptibility Bacterial leaf spot, anthracnose, root rots, mosaic, barberry aphid, barberry webworm and scale; pests and diseases are usually not a problem under normal landscape conditions



ID Characteristics

  • Leaf and Stem Characteristics
    • Plant Height: 7-foot diameter, 6-foot height
    • Leaves: Alternate, simple, obovate to spatulate-oblong, 0.5-1.25 inches long



Soil Preference Well-drained, adapted to most soil conditions
USDA Cold Hardiness Zone
Notes A very tough plant and used everywhere; you will probably see purple leaved cultivars at every McDonalds
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