How to Grow Barberry Plants
Here are some easy tips on how to grow Barberry plants: These colorful, easy to care for shrubs do well in average, well-draining soil. They have normal water needs, and do best in a sunny spot. These shrubs offer a long-lasting, three-season display of eye-catching color.
Description: This yard and garden standout is easy to grow and easy to care for. The Barberry plant is a deciduous shrub with half-inch flowers that bloom in April and May. The attractive foliage grows on compact, thorny branches.
Origin: Native of Japan
Propagation: Semi-hardwood stem cuttings cut in mid-July or mid-September.
USDA Hardiness Zones: 4-8
Companion Plants: Place Barberry shrubs 4-6 ft. apart to make a natural privacy hedge.
Fertilizer: Generally, none needed. For new plantings, use a slow release liquid feed and follow package directions. Consult your nurseryman with any questions.
Sun/Light Needs: Full sun is best
Display/Uses: Hedges; foundation planting
Wildlife Value: Deer resistant; attractive to birds
Diseases/Pests: Root rot, if soil does not drain well; rust and wilt