Berberis thunbergii var. atropurpurea 'Gentry' ('Royal Burgundy')

Gentry Barberry, Royal Burgundy Barberry




Patents: PP#9461

Family: Berberidaceae

Genus: Berberis

Parent: Berberis thunbergii var. atropurpurea

Category: Shrub - Deciduous

Zones: 4 to 8

Size: To 30" tall and 36" wide

Growth Rate: Slow

Exposure: Sun


Round, dense compact form, slower growing than the species. Deer, rabbit and drought tolerant.


Discovered growing in a bed of Berberis thunbergii var. atropurpurea 'Crimson Pygmy' at the Leo Gentry Wholesale Nursery in Gresham, Oregon in 1989. Patent issued in 1996.

Other Cultivars: 

My Experience: 

I purchased a 1-gallon plant at McCorkles in June 2013 and planted it in the Big Trees and Birds garden.

Sources of Information

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