Sunjoy Mini Maroon® Barberry is the one you have been waiting for. The naturally mounding growth habit forms a perfect ball without the need for heavy pruning. The sterile flowers keep Mini Maroon from becoming invasive in your garden, while the deep, glossy maroon foliage looks attractive from early spring to late fall.
Berberis thunbergii is renowned for being a workhorse in just about any garden setting. This hybrid variety will tolerate urban pollution, temporary drought conditions, salt spray, rabbits, and deer browsing. The small, round foliage stays clean all season and is highly resistant to rust and mildew diseases. Mini Maroon® Barberry makes a great edging plant at the front of a garden border or a filler in a large mixed seasonal planter. Combine the deep maroon colors of this shrub with the acid lime color of Sweet Caroline Lime Sweet Potato for instant drama at your front door.
Sunjoy Mini Maroon® Barberry Care
Barberry requires a full sun location to maintain its deep coloring and glossy foliage. Well-draining soil is also a must. Average soil texture and fertility are acceptable. Mulch the plant with 3-4 inches of organic compost after planting to ensure that the roots stay cool and moist during the hot summer. Fertilize Barberry lightly in the early spring with a balanced fertilizer containing an NPK ratio around 5-5-5. Granular slow-release formulations work well and slowly feed the plant every time you water during the spring and summer. Container-grown Barberry may require daily watering depending on the overall size of the pot. Large planters stay damp longer than small pots.
The Sunjoy Mini Maroon® Barberry naturally has a very compact shape that needs little, if any, regular pruning. When shaping is necessary, lightly prune back individual branches anytime during the summer. Cutting into the oldest and woodiest branches is only recommended to rejuvenate the shrub.
Sunjoy Mini Maroon ® Barberry Spacing
The overall size of Mini Maroon® is a stout 3 feet by 3 feet. When planting in a mixed hedge, space each shrub 30 inches apart center on center to make a dense screen. This shrub also performs well in containers. A single plant will need a container with at least a 12-inch diameter or 5-gallon capacity.
Restricted States: IN, MA, ME, NH, NY and VT.
Sunjoy Mini Maroon® Barberry Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 4-8|
|Plant Type: Shrub|
|Sunlight Exposure: Full Sun|
|Mature Height: 2 - 3 Feet|
|Mature Width: 2 - 3 Feet|
|Plant Spacing: 2 - 3 Feet|
|Growth Habit: Mounded|
|Flower Color(s): None|
|Seasonal Interest: Spring|
|Foliage Type: Deciduous|
|Foliage Color(s): Purple-Red|
|Features: Deadheading Not Necessary, Foliage Interest, Low Maintenance|
|Uses: Border Plant Container Edging Plant Groundcover Landscape Mass Planting|
|Plant Brand: Proven Winners|
|Botanical/Scientific Name: Berberis thunbergii 'NCBT1' USPP 30,330, Can PBRAF|
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.
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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.
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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.
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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
Time of Order:
- 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.