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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.
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.