Purpleleaf Japanese Barberry Details

Purpleleaf Japanese Barberry

  • Botanical Name: Berberis thunbergii 'Atropurpurea'
  • Plant Type: Shrub
  • Light Requirement: Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Water Demand: Medium
  • Landscape Use: Border - Mixed, Screen - Physical (e.g., barriers), Salt Tolerant, Deer Resistant
  • Ornamental Value: Yellow, Red Berries
  • Native/Adapted: Adapted
  • Wildlife Value:
  • Season: Spring
  • Deciduous/Evergreen: Deciduous
  • Plant Form: Upright
  • Plant Spread: 4'
  • Plant Height: 5'


Graceful growth habit with arching branches. Beautiful fall colors and red berries through winter.

Shrub Care Guide

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