Admiration Japanese Barberry

Admiration Japanese Barberry
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Plant Information
Common Name Admiration Japanese Barberry
Botanical Name Berberis thunbergii 'Admiration'
Plant Type Shrub
Mature Height 2 to 3 ft
Mature Width 2 to 3 ft
Growth Habit Rounded
Bloom Color Yellow
Bloom Interest Insignificant
Bloom Period April to May
Seasonal Interest Summer, Fall
Foliage Color Red with Yellow margin
Foliage Type Simple
Fall Color Red
Attributes Clay Soil, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Dry Soil
Attracts Butterflies No
Attracts Birds Yes
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
USDA Hardiness Zone 4 to 8
Zoned for KC Region Yes
Water Preference Dry,Moist,Well-drained
Maintenance Level Low
Cost Moderate
Watering Notes Water during weather extremes to 1" per week.
Fertilize Notes Young bushes benefit from fertilizer right after the first flush of growth. Use a balanced fertilizer at half strength around the root zone. Give a slow water soak to 4" depth.
Prune Notes Barberries can be sheared for hedging or thinned by removing random branches to help control the shape. The best time is early spring.