cream (no ornamental value)
12 to 24 in
2 to 3 ft.
Japan (for the species)
sun to filtered shade
USDA zones 4-7
hardy to 6,500 ft.
Kobold barberry is a finely-textured, small and compact shrub. When the leaves emerge in spring, they are a rich green that deepens through the summer. In fall. the leaf color fades to yellow. The tiny red fruits are sparse.
This little shrub requires very little maintenance, forming a compact mound with very little pruning. Can be used for mass plantings or small spaces.
This plant is not currently present at the Xeriscape Garden.
Prune out dead branches as needed.