Korean Barberry Shrubs Korean Barberry Shrubs Korean Barberry Shrubs Korean Barberry Shrubs
Korean Barberry Shrubs Korean Barberry Shrubs Korean Barberry Shrubs Korean Barberry Shrubs

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Korean Barberry Shrubs

Berberis koreana

Growzone: 3-7

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The Korean Barberry Shrubs is an extremely hardy, semi-evergreen that is good for zones from 3 to 7. Ornamental much of the year, this spiny medium shrub produces bright yellow flowers followed by bright red fruit; orange-red fall color. Growth habit is multi-stemmed with an oval shape.

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Low Maintenance Korean Barberry Shrubs

The Korean Barberry is an extremely hardy, semi-evergreen that is good for zones from 3 to 7. Ornamental much of the year, this spiny medium shrub produces bright yellow flowers followed by bright red fruit; orange-red fall color. Growth habit is multi-stemmed with an oval shape. The new young stems are reddish colored, summer foliage is dark green, fall foliage is a noticeable reddish purple. Small yellow flower appear in late spring on 3-4″ long racemes, quite showy.


Growing Zone: 3-7
Mature Height: 4 to 6 feet
Mature Width: 4 to 6 feet
Classification: Broad Leaved deciduous shrub
Sunlight: Partial to full sun
Habit: Mounded habit
Foliage: Green new foliage turning reddish orange in the fall
Flower Color: Yellow
Pruning Season: Best pruned in late spring or summer to maintain shape.
Soil Condition: Any well drained slightly acidic soil
Water Requirements: Water well until established.
Uses: Use as a hedge shrub or to add color to the mixed border.
This Plants Growzone: 3-7 Korean Barberry Shrubs Hardiness Zone

How to Care for Korean Barberry Shrubs

We suggest when planting your newly purchased Korean Barberry plants that you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. Depending on the quality of your existing soil you may need to add a locally sourced compost or topsoil to the back-fill soil. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost as a back-fill soil because more times than not these products will retain entirely to much moisture and will cause the root system to rot. Adding compost or topsoil will help the young feeder roots of Korean Barberry to spread through the loose, nutrient rich soil, much easier than if you used solely the existing soil which more times than not will be hard and compacted. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant to deep. That is why we do not recommend planting in a hole any deeper than the soil line of the plant in the pot. A good rule is that you should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole. Bio-tone starter fertilizer is a great starter fertilizer that provides plants with mycorrhizae fungus. It is a naturally occurring beneficial fungus that colonizes on the new growing roots of plants. It creates a barrier between the roots of the plant and fungus and pathogens that can cause root rot. We love this product and use it on all plants we install in our own gardens. Bio-tone is a gardeners best friend and can help guarantee your success.


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