Barberry are tailor made for easy care landscapes.
Barberry is one of the most widely used landscape shrubs in the northern part of the United States for a good reason: plant it and leave it alone. Cold hardy, heat tolerant and drought resistant, this no-fuss shrub comes in a wide variety of shapes, colors and variations, and can be used as a low border, in mass plantings or as a barrier hedge. First Editions® barberries have been selected for varying uses, colorful foliage and multi-season interest.
This extremely dense, compact plant requires essentially no pruning. Bright crimson new growth is followed by rich burgundy to purple foliage. Drought tolerant once established.
This colorful, dwarf barberry is perfect for small space gardens. Foliage emerges with orange-red leaves that mature to a bright yellow-gold for summer. Forms a beautiful small rounded mound that will brighten up your landscape.
This new barberry is an excellent groundcover with a compact, tight, spreading habit. The foliage emerges red and deepens to burgundy as the season progresses.
Forming a tidy, round mound, this barberry has striking chartreuse foliage. Fall foliage is orange, yellow and red. The small size and habit make it perfect as an accent plant in foundation plantings.
New foliage emerges lime green with a contrasting orange/peach margin, which fades to green in summer. Forms a densely branched, spreading mound, which fits easily in smaller spaces.
Large showy foliage emerges red in spring with a fine, bright yellow margin. Margin eventually fades through summer but the foliage remains red. The red color darkens in autumn, taking on burgundy tones. Forms an upright shrub, with arching branches.