Berberis thunbergii &
Berberis thunbergii &
Berberis thunbergii &
Berberis thunbergii &
Berberis thunbergii &

Admiration Barberry

Berberis thunbergii 'Admiration'

Regular price$32.79
  • 79 available.
  • Inventory on the way
  • Guaranteed locally grown
  • Delivery ONLY to Metro Atlanta & Athens within 5-7 business days
  • Pickup in 3-5 business days from our Switchyard in Chamblee
           (Mon & Fri 3pm-6pm - 3708 N Peachtree Rd, Atlanta, GA)

 Admiration Barberry is a dwarf compact, non-flowering deciduous shrub valued for its vibrant foliage that grows full to the ground.  The oval leaves are a bright red with gold-yellow margins that hold the color well into summer before darkening in fall.  Best color in full sun and well-drained soils.  Drought and deer resistant.  Asexual propagation is prohibited.

Barberry has known use of the root bark as an anthelmintic, antiseptic and febrifuge, and can be used orally as a treatment for various enteric infections.*




1’ - 2’ 


1’ - 2’



USDA Hardiness Zone: 

4 - 8 


Full Sun, Part Sun

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MAINTENANCE NEEDS:  Low maintenance plant.  Some susceptibility to bacterial leaf spot, anthracnose, root rots, wilt, aphids, barberry webworm, and scale.  Highly invasive in the Eastern States.

LANDSCAPE USES: Accents or Group Plantings, BordersWoodland GardensWildlife Gardens, Xeriscape, Rock GardensGroundcover, Foundation Plantings, Hedges, and Containers

COMPANION PLANTS: Boxwood, Verbena, Peony 

IMAGE: Andy MabbettBerberis 'Admiration' in AutumnCC BY-SA 3.0, (2) SalicynaBerberis thunbergii Admiration 2020-06-23 9968CC BY-SA 4.0, (3) Babij, IMGP5250 Berberis thunbergii 'Admiration' - Berberys Thunberga, (4) SalicynaBerberis thunbergii Admiration 2020-06-23 9966CC BY-SA 4.0

*As plants have ranges in appearance they may not appear as the images shown.

*ServeScape does not take any responsibility for any adverse effects from the use of plants. Always seek advice from a professional before using a plant medicinally.

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