Berberis thunbergii 'Daybreak'

Daybreak Barberry

Newly planted

Newly planted


Patents: PPAF

Family: Berberidaceae

Genus: Berberis

Parent: Berberis thunbergii

Category: Shrub - Deciduous

Zones: 4 to 8

Size: To 18" tall and wide, possibly 3' at maturity

Growth Rate: Slow

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun


Orange-red new growth, matures to yellow-gold, orange-red in autumn. Selected for its coloration, lack of fruit and small mounding habit. Well-drained soil.


From Michael Dirr at Plant Introductions Inc.

Other Cultivars: 

My Experience: 

I purchased a 1-gallon plant at Thomas's Orchards in April 2012 and planted it in the Big Trees and Birds garden.

Sources of Information

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