Category: Shrub - Deciduous
Zones: 4 to 8
Size: 4 to 5' tall and wide
Growth Rate: Moderate
Mottled purple-red leaves with pink variegation.
Raised around 1957 from the nursery Spaargaren and Sons in Boskoop, Netherlands and introduced in 1965. RHS Award of Garden Merit 1993, 2009.
- Berberis thunbergii var. atropurpurea 'Concorde'
- Berberis thunbergii var. atropurpurea 'Crimson Pygmy'
- Berberis thunbergii var. atropurpurea 'Gentry' ('Royal Burgundy')
I purchased a 1-gallon plant in June 2008 at McCorkles and potted it up to a 3-gallon, planting it in the ground in the front garden in summer 2009. Faster growing than the 'Concorde' and 'Crimson Pygmy' not still not fast.