|Berberis koreana is a dense growing deciduous shrub. It has a tendency to sucker and will form colonies. Growth habit is multi-stemmed with an oval shape. The new young stems are reddish colored, summer foliage is dark green, fall foliage is a noticeable reddish purple. Small yellow flower appear in late spring on 3-4" long racemes, quite showy. Bright red berry ripens in fall and persists into winter.
Very adaptable shrub, usually not seriously bothered by pests, can be pruned anytime. It is a good mass planting or barrier plant, very attractive, does better in northern gardens. Native to Korea.