Category: Shrub - Deciduous
Zones: 4 to 8
Size: 2 to 3' tall and wide
Growth Rate: Slow
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.
- Berberis thunbergii var. atropurpurea 'Crimson Pygmy'
- Berberis thunbergii var. atropurpurea 'Gentry' ('Royal Burgundy')
- Berberis thunbergii var. atropurpurea 'Rose Glow'
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.