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Berberis thunbergii 'Admiration'

(Barberry, Japanese 'Admiration')

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Quick Overview:

A showstopping shrub with orange-red leaves edged with yellow. It holds the color well through summer. This compact plant grows to only 1 to 2 feet tall and wide.


Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soil in full sun. Tolerates part shade, but performs best with full sun. This is a very adaptable shrub that is tolerant of urban conditions. Plants also tolerates heat and drought, but are generally intolerant of poorly-drained, wet soils. Plants spread slowly by creeping roots.

Additional Information

Common Name Barberry, Japanese 'Admiration'
Botanical Name Berberis thunbergii 'Admiration'
Container/Amount 3 gallon
Plant Category Shrub
Evergreen or Deciduous Deciduous
Hardiness Zone 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
Height to 2 ft.
Width to 2 ft.
Growth Rate Slow
Light Requirements Sun, Part-sun
Soil Condition Well-drained
Water Needs Average
Blooming Period spring
Flower Color non-flowering
Fragrance No
Foliage Color variegated burgundy and pink/yellow
Berry Color red
Deer Resistant Yes

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