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botanical name:
Berberis thunbergii f. atropurpurea 'Atropurpurea Nana'
Berberis thunbergii f. atropurpurea 'Atropurpurea Nana' © Deeproot Plant Base
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common name:  Barberry
synonyms:  Berberis thunbergii 'Atropurpurea Nana', Berberis thunbergii 'Crimson Pygmy', Berberis thunbergii 'Little Favourite'
family:  Berberidaceae
characteristics: shrub
height: 0.60m
width: 0.60m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: rounded
leaf colour: bronze
flower colour: yellow
fruit colour: red
stem/bark: brown
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -29°C
USDA zone: 5 to 8
description:
Compact growing form with bronzy foliage and red autumn colour. Sparse yellow flowers in May and sometime produces small ovoid red berries in autumn.

cultivation:
Most well drained soils in sun or part shade. Best colour in sun.

usage:
Good for rock gardens or for making a dwarf hedge.

other notes:
Raised in Holland in 1942.
RHS AGM

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