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Berberis thunbergii Aurea Nana (Japanese Barberry)

Bright yellow foliage on a compact, upright, multi-stemmed, thorny shrub makes a statement in the early summer. The foliage retains its vibrant yellow hue throughout the summer, changing to orange and red in the fall. Bright red, glossy berries appear in the fall. Slow growth rate. Rounded, mounding habit.

Blooms late spring to early summer
3-4 ft tall x 3-5 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant


Zone Zone 4
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade
Moisture Moderate Moisture