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Barberry 'Admiration'

Berberis thunbergii 'Admiration'
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Brilliantly red spring foliage turns orange-red in summer with thin, yellow, lace-like margins. Tiny yellow flowers in spring are followed by small red berries in winter. Use as a landscape accent, hedge, border or grow in a container. 

Plant with Spirea


  • Landscape Size: 2' tall, 2' wide
  • Light Requirement: Full Sun
  • Water Needs: Moderate
  • USDA Zone: 3a
  • Growth Habit: Compact, Rounded
  • Growth Rate: Slow
  • Attributes: Cold Hardy, Deciduous, Fall Color, Deer Resistant, Fruiting, Attracts Birds

These characteristics apply to the greater Sacramento area and nearby regions. 

Live outside of our area? Please check with your local cooperative extension for the best growing practices in your neck of the woods.

Visit: UC Cooperative Extension Offices

Visit: National County Extension Offices

Green Thumb Guide

Flourishes in well draining, enriched soil. Prune in late winter to encourage dense growth. Feed with an all purpose fertilizer in spring before new growth appears. 



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