‘Admiration’ Barberry

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Berberis thunbergii ‘Admiration’ PP#16,921
USDA Hardiness Zones: 4a to 8b
‘Admiration’ is an incredibly eye-catching low-growing shrub with bright burgundy-red leaves edged in tiny lines of golden yellow that remain vibrant all season. Its compact 2- by 2-foot size makes it an invaluable choice for containers or the front of the border. This low-maintenance shrub prefers full sun and requires little to no pruning. It was awarded the 2010 Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS).
2010 Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society
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Woody Ornamentals - Shrubs
Growth Size:   Low Shrub - 1 to 2 feet tall, 2 to 2 feet wide
Growth Habit:   Mounding - Compact
Features:   Excellent Foliage Color
Deer Resistant, Disease Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Cold Hardy
Garden Ideas:   
Entryway, Formal, Cutting
Flower features:    
Delicate pale pink flowers appear throughout summer that bloom in spring
Fruit & seed features:    Non-fruiting variety
Foliage type and color:    Semi-Evergreen, Red
Coral-red foliage with bright golden yellow leaf margin continuea throughout the summer
Landscape Uses:    Hedges, Grouping, Foundation
Accent, Border, Container, Mass Planting
‘Admiration’ Barberry is a Low maintenance plant
Growth Size:   Low Shrub - 1 to 2 feet tall, 2 to 2 feet wide
Growth Rate:   Slow
Spacing:   3-5 ft apart
Exposure:   Full Sun to Partial Shade
Watering:   Average   Semi-Moist
Soil Types:   Acidic   Well-Drained
General Plant Care:    Care for your shrubs includes monitoring for pests and diseases, periodically checking soil moisture, and providing fertilizer as needed. In general, plants that have sufficient water and the correct amount of fertilizer tend to not have as many pest and disease problems. Water new plants weekly during the growing season in the first year, and as needed after that.
General Planting Tips:    Choose a site suited to your plant's light, soil, and space needs. Dig a hole twice as wide but no deeper than the container. Remove plant from container and loosen roots slightly. Place the plant in the hole. If using slow-release (coated) fertilizer, you may add it according to package directions at this time. Add soil back to the hole, ensuring the top of the soil from the container is even with the surrounding soil. Water well, and add more soil if needed. Add 2-3 inches of mulch around plant, taking care to keep away from stem or trunk. See our FAQ page for more details on Mulching.
General Fertilizing Tips:    Once in spring with a slow-release fertilizer recommended for this plant (shrub, tree) at a rate according to package directions.
General Pruning suggestions:    Not usually needed, best left unpruned
USDA Hardiness Zones: 4a to 8b

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