Berberis thunbergii 'Aurea Nana' (Japanese Barberry)

Bright yellow foliage on a compact, upright, multi-stemmed, thorny shrub. The foliage retains its yellow throughout the summer, changing to orange and red in the fall. Bright red, glossy berries form in the fall. 3-4′ tall x 3-5′ spread. Full Sun.


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

Blooms of erect white flower panicles with red anthers and pinkish filaments, early-mid summer, followed by pear-shaped fruit. Foliage emerges bronze, maturing to dark green to shades of yellow in fall. 8-12′ tall x 8-15′ spread. Full Sun/Part Shade.

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Tight compact mound of deep purplish-red foliage turning scarlet-purple in fall. Tiny clusters of yellow flowers below the branches in spring. Thorny stems. Fruits are scarlet drupes that appear in the fall. 2′ tall x 2′ spread. Full Sun/Part Shade.

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