SUNJOY TODO®

Barberry

Berberis x

'NCBX1'

USPP 29,504; CBRAF

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  • Non-invasive
  • Dark foliage
  • Semi-evergreen
Description

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)
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.