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Mr. Green Genes® Barberry

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$62.49
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  • Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 2 - 3 Feet
  • Mature Spread 4 - 5 Feet
  • Growing Zones 4 - 9

Barberry is a useful landscaping shrub with a bad reputation for being invasive. Mr. Green Genes® Barberry has been developed with this in mind. This barberry is certified to be sterile and noninvasive while maintaining the easy care traits that make it popular for public and home gardens. 

Mr. Green Genes® Barberry is a broad-leaf evergreen shrub perfect for use as a low-growing,  informal hedge. The dense foliage stays fresh and perky even through the hottest summer days. Use the shrub as edging for a cottage garden or add it to a large planter with other evergreens for year-round interest. Berberis Worry free® Mr. Green Genes® looks excellent planted with ornamental grasses, daylilies, or under crape myrtle trees. Deer rarely browse barberry, and very few diseases affect the foliage.

Mr. Green Genes® Barberry Care

Plant barberry in either full sun or partial shade. The soil needs to be well drained with average fertility and texture. Amend heavy clay soils with organic compost to make them lighter and better draining. Fertilize shrubs in the early spring with a slow-release, balanced fertilizer. Water about one inch per week for the first 1-2 years until the roots are well established.  Barberry is very drought tolerant and will need little supplemental watering in growing zones that have rain in the summer.

Mr. Green Genes® Barberry has a natural mounding shape that is perfect for the informal garden. Regular pruning can be done to shape these shrubs into more formal shapes or even simple topiary. A shearing twice a year is all that is needed to keep the shrubs in a formal shape. Barberry is hardy in zones 4-9 and requires no extra protection in the winter.

Mr. Green Genes® Barberry Spacing

This barberry is very compact and only reaches a mature height of 2-3 feet with a spread of 4-5 feet. Plant multiples of Mr. Green Genes® with 4 feet in between plants to form a gap-free hedge.

Mr. Green Genes® Barberry Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 9
Plant Type: Bushes
Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 2 - 3 Feet
Mature Spread: 4 - 5 Feet
Spacing: 4 - 5 Feet
Habit: Mounded
Flower Color(s): Yellow
Flower Description:
Bloom Period:
Foliage Type: Evergreen
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering, 3 Season Interest
Watering: Low
Resists: Deer
Tolerates: Drought
Attracts: Bees
Container Role:
Uses: Specimen or Focal Point
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Low Maintenance
Brand: Worry Free
Common Name: Mr. Green Genes® Barberry
Other Name(s):
Scientific Name: Berberis Worry Free Mr. Green Genes

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Know As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2-3 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 3-4 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

For more information, please go to our Shipping & Returns page at the bottom of the website.

Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location


Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.