Berberis thunbergii var. atropurpurea Royal Burgundy (syn. B. t. Royal Burgundy or Gentry Cultivar) Berberidaceae
Royal Burgundy Red Leaf Japanese Barberry BER-ber-is thun-BER-jee-a at-ro-pur-PEWR-ree-a
- Deciduous shrub, low mounding, reportedly more compact and smaller than Crimson Pigmy Foliage is a rich burgundy, changing to dark red in the fall.
- Colors best in full sun or light shade.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 4 US Plant Patent 09,461(1996). This selection was discovered in 1989 growing in a bed of 15,000 containerized Berberis thungbergii 'Crimson Pygmy' at the Leo Gentry Wholesale Nursery in Gresham, Oregon.