Red Japanese Barberry
Berberis thunbergii var. atropurpurea
Height: 5'. Spread: 5'.
Light requirement: full sun to part shade.
Growth rate: moderate. Habit: rounded, dense.
Flowering - time/color: (not showy).
Foliage - spring/summer: reddish purple fading to green.
Foliage - fall: red to reddish purple.
Fruit: red berry.
Attributes: reddish purple foliage in spring,
easily trimmed to shape, and good fall color.
Liabilities: thorns.