Dwarf Red Japanese Barberry
Berberis thunbergii var. atropurpurea 'Crimson Pygmy'
Height: 2'. Spread: 3'.
Light requirement: full sun to part shade.
Growth rate: moderate. Habit: rounded, compact.
Flowering - time/color: spring/yellow (not showy).
Foliage - spring/summer: deep crimson.
Foliage - fall: red.
Fruit: bright red berry.
Attributes: deep crimson foliage all spring and summer,
easily trimmed to shape, excellent small hedge, and fall color.
Liabilities: thorns.