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Sunsation Japanese Barberry

Berberis thunbergii 'Sunsation'

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Sunsation Japanese Barberry (Berberis thunbergii 'Sunsation') at Shelmerdine Garden Center

Sunsation Japanese Barberry

Sunsation Japanese Barberry

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Sunsation Japanese Barberry (Berberis thunbergii 'Sunsation') at Shelmerdine Garden Center

Sunsation Japanese Barberry foliage

Sunsation Japanese Barberry foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  3 feet

Spread:  4 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4a

Description:

An incredible golden-leaved variety with a compact and dense growth habit, makes a great low hedge; a brilliant color contrast for the garden or foundation planting

OUR TOP 10 FAVORITE LANDSCAPE PLANTS

THIS PLANT HAS PROVEN ITSELF TO BE A WINNER, IN OUR OWN GARDENS, AS WELL AS OUR CUSTOMERS! NOT ONLY WILL IT ENHANCE THE LANDSCAPE AND INCREASE YOUR CURB APPEAL, IT'S ALSO EXTREMELY HARDY!

Ornamental Features

Sunsation Japanese Barberry is primarily grown for its highly ornamental fruit. The fruits are showy scarlet drupes carried in abundance from early to late fall. It has attractive gold foliage which emerges light green in spring. The small oval leaves are highly ornamental and turn an outstanding harvest gold in the fall. It features tiny clusters of yellow flowers hanging below the branches in mid spring.

Landscape Attributes

Sunsation Japanese Barberry is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and can be pruned at anytime. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Spiny

Sunsation Japanese Barberry is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Sunsation Japanese Barberry will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Screening  Garden  Groundcover 
Applications
Flowers  Fruit  Foliage Color  Fall Color  Texture 
Ornamental Features

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7800 Roblin Boulevard
Headingley, MB R4H 1B6

Phone: 204.895.7203
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