Berberis thunbergii var. atropurpurea 'Concorde'

Concorde Barberry




Family: Berberidaceae

Genus: Berberis

Parent: Berberis thunbergii var. atropurpurea

Category: Shrub - Deciduous

Zones: 4 to 8

Size: 2 to 3' tall and wide

Growth Rate: Slow

Exposure: Sun


Round compact form, slower growing than the species. Deep purple leaves which hold their color better in the heat.


Introduced by Wavecrest Nursery, MI.

RHS Award of Garden Merit 2009.

Other Cultivars: 

My Experience: 

I purchased a 1-gallon plant at McCorkles in June 2008 and potted it up to a 3-gallon before planting in summer 2009 in the front along the property line. Exhibited some drought stress at first but once established the symptoms disappeared. Growing but very slowly.

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