|Small deciduous shrub reaching 24" tall and about 30" wide. Branches are slender and spiny. Leaves are small, roundly oval and red to purple in color. Small, yellow flowers borne beneath leaves, from April to May, not showy. Bright red berries can be found along stems from late fall through winter. Ironically, this is never really considered a feature of this plant. This cultivar is the most popular of the Japanese Barberry Selection.
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.