Barberry - Concorde
Commonly known as Japanese Barberry, this compact little shrub’s burgundy-colored foliage is a dramatic —and welcome— contrast in a landscape dominated by green everything-else.
‘Concorde’ has very small teardrop-shaped leaves on thorny branches which form an orderly round plant that tops out at not much more than a couple of feet.
Use ‘Concorde’ as a foundation planting or berm or border edging, and in any number of other small, sunny spaces where you need a plant of a different color. Full sun keeps the leaves their pretty royal purple color, which will gently turn deep red in the fall, and through the winter you’ll be treated to lovely red berries.
A slightly acidic soil will benefit this slow-growing, pest-free shrub (which is also hypo-allergenic and resistant to deer, drought and disease). To tilt the pH, just tap a few nails into the soil under the shrub canopy.
Pruning is only required to change its shape or overall size.
There is always space for Concorde in any landscape, and it will look terrific in yours as well.
Plant in full sun.
|Family||Berberis thunbergii 'Concorde'|
|Mature Height||2 feet|
|Mature Spread||3 feet|
|Moisture||Moist, Well Drained|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Fall Color||Dark Purple|