|Grown for its bronze foliage and profusion of red fruit in the fall. This deciduous shrub has slender, spiny, branches, and small, roundly, oval leaves. Overall form is upright, becoming broader and more open with age.
Small, yellow flowers borne beneath leaves, from April to May, not showy. Best located in full sun, this plant is tolerant of many types of soil, but will not do well in wet to very moist soils. As name Barberry implies, this makes an excellent hedge or filler shrub.