Category: Shrub - Deciduous
Zones: 6 to 8
Size: 1.5 to 2' tall, 2.5 to 3' wide
Growth Rate: Slow
Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade
Crimson leaves. rounded compact form.
= 'Atropurpurea Nana'
Raised in Boskoop, Netherlands by Van Eyck in 1942. RHS Award of Garden Merit in 1969.
- Berberis thunbergii var. atropurpurea 'Concorde'
- Berberis thunbergii var. atropurpurea 'Gentry' ('Royal Burgundy')
- Berberis thunbergii var. atropurpurea 'Rose Glow'
I purchased a 1-gallon plant in June 2010 and planted it near the bluebird house in the back. It immediately dropped leaves and exhibited signs of drought stress so I potted it up and put it in a more shady spot through the summer, watering well. I planted it again in the same place in the autumn and it seems to be getting established.