WorryFree® Crimson Cutie® Barberry

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WorryFree® Crimson Cutie® Barberry is a vibrant color-changing little gem of a shrub! Spring brings glossy reddish foliage that transforms into a glossy deep purple-reddish green for the summer! The cute little leaves and tiny red stickers have matching stems as they transform throughout the seasons!

Barberry also has delightful tiny yellow blossoms that you may not notice, but your local bees and butterflies sure will! The darling little bells dangle and give early pollinators a vital nectar resource. Compact and naturally rounded, these deciduous shrubs are a fantastic non-invasive option to the popular Barberry!

Crimson Cutie® is seed-free, so after those flowers are gone, there are no seeds to worry about escaping into the wild where these shrubs have become a bit of a nuisance. Deer resistant and cold hardy, these are smaller spreading mounds that are generally neat and tidy!

Planting and Application:

Crimson Cutie® Barberry is a darling size for low hedges and borders! The thorns are a good deterrent to stop foot traffic of both the two and four-legged variety while adding a colorful backdrop for smaller shrubs and perennials! Great for lining property lines and along the road for a colorful burst of curb appeal!

Pop these into large planters for a showy specimen and focal point in the garden! Ideal for anchoring garden beds, heading up a walkway, or being a vibrant focal point among other burgundy flowering or foliage plants! Pair with brooding purples, or offset with radiant orange flowers!

  • Bright Red Spring Growth
  • Reddish-Purple Tinged Summer Foliage
  • Darling Little Yellow Blossoms
  • Hedge, Specimen & Large Containers
  • Pollinator-Friendly & Seed-Free!

#ProPlantTips for Care:

WorryFree® Barberry shines in the full sun and partial shade! Pruning is best done by shearing in spring if needed. Plant in well-drained, enriched soil and provide moderate, yet consistent moisture during the hot summer months.

  • Full Sun & Part Shade
  • Enriched Moist Soil
  • Well-Drained Location & Mulch for Insulation
  • Deer Resistant

WorryFree® Crimson Cutie® Barberry lives up to its name with rosy pinks and purple tones, glossy leaves and no worry about endangering local habitat! NatureHills.com is proud to ensure the safety of local flora and fauna by adhering to all state agricultural laws, so enter your zip code in our Growing Zone Finder or learn more about Plant Sentry™!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

About Plant Sentry™

Plant Sentry is designed to protect both consumers and the nursery trade from invasive plant pests and diseases. Sites that display the Plant Sentry protection badge are protected from consumers buying and nurseries shipping material carrying invasive pests and diseases.

This proprietary eCommerce software prevents the shipment of a restricted plant to each state. The Plant Sentry system includes a shipment certification program. The Plant Sentry Compliance Officer works closely with NatureHills.com and each nursery or fulfillment center to ensure only compliant plants are sold to customers.

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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 14.95
20 - 49.99 17.95
50 - 69.99 19.95
70 - 99.99 24.95
100 - 129.99 29.95
130 - 130+ Approx 25%

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WorryFree® Crimson Cutie® Barberry Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-9
Growing Zones 4-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Berberis thunbergii 'UCONNBTCP4N'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 1 - 2 feet
Mature Spread 3 - 4 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Well Drained Soil
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Yellow
Foliage Color Red-Purple
Fall Color Red
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant Yes