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Sunjoy Mini Saffron Japanese Barberry

Berberis thunbergii 'Kasia'

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Sunjoy Mini Saffron Japanese Barberry (Berberis thunbergii 'Kasia') at Gertens

Sunjoy Mini Saffron Japanese Barberry

Sunjoy Mini Saffron Japanese Barberry

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Sunjoy Mini Saffron Japanese Barberry (Berberis thunbergii 'Kasia') at Gertens

Sunjoy Mini Saffron Japanese Barberry foliage

Sunjoy Mini Saffron Japanese Barberry foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Sunjoy Mini Saffron Japanese Barberry (Berberis thunbergii 'Kasia') at Gertens

Sunjoy Mini Saffron Japanese Barberry (pruned as hedge)

Sunjoy Mini Saffron Japanese Barberry (pruned as hedge)

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  24 inches

Spread:  30 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4a

Brand:  Proven Winners

Description:

This compact dwarf is a well-shaped mound of bright yellow foliage that turns orange-red in fall; grown primarily for foliage; very showy, great as a color contrast in the landscape; plant on slopes, in beds, or as a border

Ornamental Features

Sunjoy Mini Saffron Japanese Barberry has attractive gold foliage edged in orange which emerges yellow in spring. The small oval leaves are highly ornamental and turn outstanding shades of orange and red in the fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Sunjoy Mini Saffron Japanese Barberry is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should not require much pruning, except when necessary, such as to remove dieback. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Spiny

Sunjoy Mini Saffron Japanese Barberry is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Sunjoy Mini Saffron Japanese Barberry will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 30 inches. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Gertens Sizes and Pricing

#2 container-$29.99

Sizes and prices subject to availability. Please contact store for more information

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Edging  Garden  Groundcover 
Applications
Foliage Color  Fall Color 
Ornamental Features