Parent: Berberis thunbergii
Category: Shrub - Deciduous
Zones: 4 to 8
Size: 3 to 6' tall and slightly wider
Growth Rate: Moderate
Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade
Foliage has red or purple color but more green if in shade. Autumn color is deeper purple.
'Helmond Pillar' - upright form to 4' tall and wide - not really a pillar.
- Berberis thunbergii var. atropurpurea 'Concorde'
- Berberis thunbergii var. atropurpurea 'Crimson Pygmy'
- Berberis thunbergii var. atropurpurea 'Gentry' ('Royal Burgundy')
- Berberis thunbergii var. atropurpurea 'Rose Glow'
First published in Rev. Hort. (Paris) 98: 307 in 1926.
...the original plant arose in the nursery of Renault in Orleans, France about 1913, but it was not distributed until 1926. (Dirr)
'Atropurpurea' = dark purple
Now considered a synonym of Berberis thunbergii DC.