Berberis x


USPP 29,504; CBRAF

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Sunjoy Todo Berberis in landscape Sunjoy Todo Berberis in landscape Sunjoy Todo Berberis in landscape
  • Non-invasive
  • Dark foliage
  • Semi-evergreen

Seedless and semi-evergreen. Thanks to the innovative breeding of Dr. Tom Ranney and his team at the NCSU research station, we now offer a second sterile, dark-leaf barberry: Sunjoy Todo®. The wide cross that resulted in its sterility also conferred deep purple glossy foliage that persists through the year, especially in warmer climates. Attractive orange flowers develop fruit, however, seeds are hollow and non-viable.

USDA Zone 6 - 8 (-10°F/-20.5°C)

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Exposure Full sun

Height 1.5 - 2'

Width 1.5 - 2'

Finish Time 1 season

Type Semi-evergreen

Bloom Time Spring

Flower Color Yellow

Foliage Color Black

Liner Sizes 2 1/4", 4", Quick Turn

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 Foundation plantings, borders, perennial gardens, home security.

Growing Tips Production will be similar to barberries of comparable size and habit. Avoid cutting into thick stems.