Barberry, Cabarnet


Description: Like the wine it is named after, Cabernet Barberry offers a lush, complex color pallet that is easy to enjoy. The new foliage starts out a bright crimson that matures through stages of rich burgundy to deep purple hues. Cabernet offers an extremely dense, compact form that requires virtually no pruning. It is the perfect addition to a rock garden or as a border plant.

Common Name: Cabarnet Barberry

Scientific Name: Berberis thunbergii Moretti Select

Type: Perennial, Shrub

Exposure: Full Sun - Partial Shade

Size: 2' height, 2 - 3' spread

Foliage Color: Burgundy / Purple

Landscape Use: Rock Garden, Border Plant

Soil: Well-Drained

Growth Rate: Moderate

Zone: 4 - 7

Companion Plants: Ornamental Grasses, Golden Mock orange, Lilac, Spirea


*Requires essentially no pruning


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