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botanical name:
Berberis thunbergii f. atropurpurea 'Dart's Red Lady'
Berberis thunbergii f. atropurpurea 'Dart's Red Lady' © Deeproot Plant Base
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common name:  Barberry
synonyms:  Berberis thunbergii 'Dart's Red Lady'
family:  Berberidaceae
characteristics: shrub
height: 0.90m
width: 1.20m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: purple
flower colour: yellow
fruit colour: red
stem/bark: brown
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -29°C
USDA zone: 5 to 8
description:
Compact medium size shrub with very dark purple leaves. Good, brilliant red autumn colour. Clusters of straw-yellow flowers in May and June and then small bright red fruit in autumn.

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

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