Burgundy Barberry Shrub provides deep burgundy color all year long. During the Winter, it provides color and structure in your landscape. It blooms small yellow flowers in early summer, which attracts honey bees. It has sharp thorns which keep the deer away. Barberry is very easy to maintain. Prune with pruning shears, such as Fiskars 25-33 Inch Power-Lever Extendable Hedge Shear (9169), to maintain shape. Fertilize with organic fertilizer Espoma PT18 Plant Tone, 18-Pound in early Spring.
Barberry Bush in the Autumn!
A word of caution to beginner gardeners: Barberry seeds fly in the wind or are carried by birds, and they germinate easily in close by areas. Our neighbors have 2 free Barberry shrubs, courtesy of our Barberry shrub! If you find an unwanted Barberry shrub growing, just yank it up, or give it to a neighbor or friend. For pics and video of Golden Barberry Shrub, click here.
Barberry Shrub is one of the anchor plants in our Side Garden. See the video below:
We pruned our Barberry shrub in early Spring, and as you can see, it is growing back beautifully!
Check with your local Home Depot, Lowes, online Burpee Gardening or eBay for their selection of Barberry shrub! For more low-maintenance plants, watch our Low Maintenance Gardening Playlist! To learn how to plant, fertilize and prune your way to a gorgeous garden, subscribe to our YouTube channel!