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Barberry – Crimson Pygmy

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The Barberry ‘Crimson Pygmy’ is a low-maintenance, compact plant great for borders or alone. Striking deep red-plum color spring and summer turning to a flame-red with occasional red berries.  This colorful power-plant can even thrive in poor soil and drought once established.

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The Crimson Pygmy Japanese Barberry is a compact shrub, at a mature height of 18-24 inches and 2-3 ft. wide. The Crimson pygmy is loaded with masses of small, rounded leaves, in a deep, rich shade of plum to red that turns bright red to flame colored in the fall with little red berries here and there. This hardy little plant requires little care and will grow in a variety of soil conditions and even through drought as long as it has a sunny spot. A colorful, low-maintenance gem to add to any border or alone for a pop of color.  

You can plant the Crimson Pygmy Japanese Barberry in full sun or partial shade, though it will yield less color in the shade. It is drought-resistant and also hardy to minus 30 degrees and it will grow in any kind of soil, from sandy soils to heavy clay, although it does not do so well in wet soils. Established plants are drought resistant and resistant to most diseases, so this is a great low-maintenance plant. No pruning is needed unless you wish to shape it into a neater hedge or a a ball.