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′ tall x 3-5′ spread
HARDY to -40°F/C
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant

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

Smooth-margined, narrow, glossy dark green foliage retains it colour into the fall but may have a bronze tinge in winter. Inconspicuous blooms. Slow growth rate. Ideal for topiary. Dense upright conical habit.

Blooms early spring
3-5′ tall x 2-3′ spread
Evergreen
Drought tolerant
Moderate salt tolerance
Fragrant insignificant flowers

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Delicate saucer-shaped bright white flowers grow in clusters on deep green foliage of massed lobed leaves that turn bright red in the fall to create a dense spreading mound. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late spring to early summer
0.75-1 ft tall x 2-2.5 ft spread
Attracts butterflies
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Groundcover

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This interesting perennial features bright green spears bearing tiny, drooping, tubular flowers that fade from fiery orange tops to deep yellow bases, atop foliage of strap-shaped basal leaves. Fast growth rate.

Blooms early summer to early fall
2 ft tall x 1-1.5 ft spread
HARDY to -10°F (-23.3°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Drought tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant
Rebloomer

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An abundance of burgundy-pink plumes that turn silver rise above green blades that are striped with creamy yellow bands that turns pale tan in the fall and creates winter interest. Grows in a dwarf clumping habit. Moderate growth rate. 

Blooms late spring  
HARDY to -20 °F (-28.9 °C)
3-4 ft tall x 2-3 ft spread
Drought tolerant
Tolerant to juglone
Salt tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant

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This graceful clump-forming warm season grass features narrow dark green leaves that turn deep red, then bright burgundy in autumn, while showy creamy white bottlebrush flower panicles appear in late summer. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late summer
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
1-2 ft tall x 1-2 ft wide
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Tolerant to juglone

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This mat-forming perennial features velvety, bright green leaves, from which sturdy spikes of lavender-hued flowers sprout. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late spring to early fall
1.5 ft tall x 1.5 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Tolerant to juglone
Drought tolerant

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Blooms of erect white flower panicles with red anthers and pinkish filaments are followed by glossy inedible pear-shaped fruit. Foliage emerges bronze, maturing to dark green to shades of yellow in fall.

Blooms early-mid summer
0.5-1 ft tall x 0.5-1 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts butterflies
Deer and rabbit resistant

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Tight compact mound of deep purplish-red foliage turns scarlet-purple in fall. Tiny clusters of yellow flowers below the branches appear in spring on thorny stems. Fruits are scarlet drupes that appear in the fall.

Blooms late spring
2′ tall x 2′ spread
HARDY to -40°C/F
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant

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