Berberis Crimson Pygmy in landscape

‘Crimson Pygmy’


Berberis thunbergii

'Crimson Pygmy'

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Berberis Crimson Pygmy in landscape
  • Compact habit
  • Dark foliage
  • Deer resistant

Low-growing color. A very popular barberry with compact growth and dark burgundy foliage. Used extensively in both home and commercial landscapes. Our liners are grown entirely from our true-to-name, verified stock plants. For a non-reverting version of 'Crimson Pygmy,' see Sunjoy® Mini Salsa barberry.

USDA Zone 4 - 8 (-30°F/-34.4°C)

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Exposure Full sun

Height 18 - 24"

Width 2 - 3'

Finish Time 1.5 seasons

Type Deciduous

Bloom Time Spring

Flower Color Yellow

Foliage Color Red

Liner Sizes 2 1/4", 4"

Soil Any well-drained soil will do; tolerates dry conditions once established.

Pruning Barberry does not take well to hard pruning. However, it may be trimmed as needed in late spring/early summer. Avoid cutting into thick wood unless you are removing entire branches.

Uses Mass plantings; edging beds and borders

Growing Tips Tolerates urban conditions like parking lots, street plantings.