Today's Hours: Wednesday 9:00am - 6:00pm Tel: 604.882.1201
  LoginCreate Account 
Directions  | Contact Us
Display Blog Posts With Specified Tag
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Posted By: Rebecca van der Zalm in Shrubs

As a plant in our region, Japanese Barberries are highly underused. Very few plants offer the vivid colours, low maintenance and impenetrable thorns offered by these deciduous plants.

Barberry Concorde

Most forms of Berberis thunbergii are low growing deciduous shrubs with densely massed stems and small neatly rounded colourful leaves. Spines are prickly though not overally vicious. Small, almost insignificant brightly coloured flowers appear in spring.

The following are four Japanese Barberries that we find particularly attractive:

Rose Glow Japanese Barberry

Rose Glow Barberry

Berberis thunbergii ‘Rose Glow’

Graceful branching on this barberry makes it a wonderful hedge, barrier planting or single accent. Foliage is a deep rose-red glow over mottled white and green foliage in spring. Bright red berries in fall and winter. Deciduous. Best when planted in full sun in moist, but well drained soil. Slow grower to 5ft tall and 4ft wide. Hardy in zones 4-8.

Concorde Japanese Barberry

Concorde Japanese Barberry

Berberis thunbergii ‘Concorde’

This dense rounded barberry produces deep maroon purple foliage all season long. Blooms in late spring with small yellow flowers followed by bright red berries. Excellent for use as a container shrub, an edge or as a barrier. Deciduous. Best when planted in full sun in moist, but well drained soils. Hardy in zones 4-8. Slow growing to 18 inches tall and wide.

Sunsation Japanese Barberry

Sunsation Japanese Barberry

Berberis thunbergii ‘Monry’

A new compact dwarf form of Japanese barberry features bright golden yellow foliage sometimes offering an orange cast. Excellent colour contrast for other reddish-purple barberries or green leaved plants. Deciduous. Best when planted in full sun and moist, but well drained soils. Slow grower to 3-ft in height and width. Hardy in zones 4-8

Royal Burgundy Japanese Barberry

Royal Burgundy Barberry

Berberis thunbergii ‘Gentry’

An improved selection of barberry from ‘Crimson Pygmy’ with richer burgundy foliage colour and small velvety leaves that hold their colour through summer. Insignificant yellow flowers in spring. Foliage changes to a reddish black in the Fall. Thorny – makes a great barrier shrub. Deciduous. Grows in a dense mounded form, 2ft high and up to 3ft wide. Best when planted in full sun and moist, but well drained soils. Hardy in zones 4-8.

How to Grow Japanese Barberry

Barberries are easy to grow and thrive in most soil types. They are tolerant of heavy pruning and are useful as edges, hedges and barrier plantings. Pruning is best performed in winter when the plant is dormant and you can see the branching habit. Best in full sun.

In Canada, there are restrictions on barberry varieties and where they can be grown because some species have been known to harbour the over wintering phase of the wheat rust virus. This is unfortunate as south of the border in the USA are dozens of amazing Barberry varieties that are not allowed into Canada.

 

Arts Nursery carries a large selection of Japanese Barberries year round although we always recommend calling ahead, 604.882.1201, to confirm availability and selection


Sponsored Advertisement

Be Part Of Our Growing Community!

Subscribe, Like or Follow Us Online

  Learn More >>

Blog Profile

arts nursery logo
Art's Nursery is a 10+ acre retail and wholesale garden centre located in Surrey, a suburb of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. We've been in business at this same location since 1973 and we're proud to serve you today!

We carry an incredible selection of plants, shrubs, trees, annuals, perennials, vines, groundcovers, roses and much more. Soils, bulk materials, pottery and a variety of garden accents are also available.

Our plant selection is so large that you can actually drive a golf cart while you shop!

We pride ourselves on providing high quality plant, expert advice and an exceptional gardening experience.

Noteworthy Blogs

Sow and Dipity DIY Blog

Blog Search

Recent Posts

Friday, October 6, 2017
8 New Colourful Companion Bulbs for Fall 2017

Bulb growers are doing their best to make flower combinations as easy as possible. In fact, they hav...

Friday, October 6, 2017
Gardening With Ornamental Grasses

If you’re looking for low maintenance plants that provide lovely texture and movement in your garden...

Thursday, September 21, 2017
Favourite Plants for Fall Planters

While anytime is a good time to plant, Fall is particularly rewarding because of the immediate resul...

Friday, June 16, 2017
Plants for a Tropical Paradise

With summer just around the corner, now is a great time to add a touch of the tropics to your garden...

Friday, June 16, 2017
Plant Something BC Contest

It's your last chance to enter the Plant Something BC contest. Here's how to enter:

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
New Flower Bulbs For 2017

Is it possible that Christmas comes again in March? Every year, new summer blooming bulb varieties a...

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Strawberry Growing Basics

If you ask people what their favourite summertime berry is… odds are they will say Strawberry. These...

Thursday, March 16, 2017
16 Stunning Hellebores for 2017

Hellebores are one of our favourite flowers for the later winter and early Spring. Given our never e...


Tag Cloud

bulbs fall bulbs tulips daffodils colourful companions new flower bulbsgrasses ornamental grasses gardening cool season grass warm season grass miscanthus pennisetumfall fall planters fall plantstropical tropical plants outdoor tropical palm trees palms banana plants jasmine monkey puzzle tree phormium new Zealand flax agapanthusplantsomethingbc contest bcplants flower bulbs new bulbs dahlias lilies canna calla florissastrawberries strawberry strawberry care strawberry varieties day neutral strawberries june bearing strawberries alpine strawberries everbearing strawberries growing strawberries types of strawberrieshellebore helleborus spring series hellebore Lenten rose Christmas rose perennial shade perennials annas red pennys pink winter jewels series gold collection hellebores winter dreams helleboreswinter gardens november november garden calendar winter garden tasks plants winter plants garden gardenings november gardens winter interest plants plants with winter interest unique bulbs rare bulbs unique flower bulbs allium narcissi corydalis snow crocus September fall gardening September gardening hyacinths bulb planting tulipa Canadian celebration tulips tulip Canadian celebration Canadian bulbs red and white bulbs white tulips red tulips patriotic tulipssucculents echeveria crassula pachyphytum kalanchoe lifesaver plant huernia haworthia portulaca aeonium zwartkop firesticks tender succulents cannas papyrus gardenia silk tree fig treejune gardens summer to-do listhydrangea shrub deciduous shrubs growing hydrangeas hydrangea basics how to grow hydrangeas hydrangea macrophylla mophead hydrangea lacecap hydrangea pannicle hydrangea oakleaf hydrangea smooth hydrangea pruning hydrangeas reblooming hydrangeas endless summer hydrangeasfeature plants new plants unique plants unusual plantsroses growing roses rose tips types of roses rose rose plants hybrid tea grandiflora floribundaspring mothers day garden calendar may garden calendar may to do list

Blog Roll

Other interesting gardening blogs that we follow include:

Blog RSS Feed

Keep in touch by subscribing to our RSS/Atom News Feeds


Subscribe Via FeedBurner

 Subscribe in a reader

Copyright (c) 2017 Art's Nursery Ltd.  | 8940 192nd Street, Surrey, BC, Canada, V4N 3W8  | tel: 604.882.1201  | SiteMap  | Privacy Statement |