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Berberis thunbergii /Japanese Barberry

Berberis thunbergii   / Berberis thunbergii
Early spring flowers
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Early spring flowers

Yellow flowers

Spring growth with yellow flowers

Close view of flowers

Mustard-yellow flowers

Flowers hanging below foliage

Heavy bloom on shrub in early spring

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Scientific Name: Berberis thunbergii
Common Name: Japanese Barberry
Plant Type: Deciduous
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Yellow
Fruit present: Fall, Winter
Fruit color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants for Xeriscapes
Comments: Tolerant of pollutants in urban environment. Drought resistant. Will not grow in wet, poorly drained soils. Best adapted to conditions in the Upper South. Not an always dependable plant in the hot, humid South.