The tricolor variegation of green, white, and pink on Sunjoy Sequins™ Barberry is dependable from spring to late summer and does not revert to solid green. This is one of the few Barberry varieties that will tolerate and thrive in shaded areas of the garden. The bright colors will glow when planted amongst the deep greens and silvery blues of hostas and ferns. Combining this flashy shrub with other plants may seem challenging, but Sequins™ Barberry plays well with others surprisingly well and is perfect for planting in large drifts of three-season color.
Sunjoy™ Barberry varieties are considered to be noninvasive and produce either far less seed than older types or seed that is sterile. Maintenance is low and there is little risk that browsing deer will damage the spiny branches. Sequins™ Barberry tolerates urban pollution, salt spray at the seaside, as well as minor foot traffic. Plant a low-growing hedge of Barberry to define a walkway or driveway. Include it as a thriller in a large planter on the deck or patio to add some drama and sparkle.
Sunjoy Sequins™ Barberry Care
Sequins™ Barberry will thrive in both part shade and full sun with little risk of burned leaves or reverting branches. Average garden soil is preferred, although Barberry happily grows in heavy clay that is well draining year round. Slightly acidic to alkaline pH levels are acceptable. Barberry is a very drought-tolerant plant when it is fully established. Water 1-2 times a week for the first year with one inch of water total per week. This deep watering strategy will encourage deeper-growing roots that can withstand periods of hot and dry weather. Apply a granular, extended-release fertilizer formulated for shrubs in the early spring. The single application will provide nutrients through the growing season.
Sunjoy Sequins™ is a compact shrub that does not require much attention to keep it tidy. Light pruning in the early spring may be needed to remove winter-damaged branches. Cutting into the woodiest of stems should only be done for rejuvenation purposes. Complete any rejuvenation pruning in the spring, so the shrub has an entire growing season to recover before winter dormancy.
Sunjoy Sequins™ Barberry Spacing
The ultimate height for Sequins™ Barberry is 3 feet with a spread of 4 or more feet. Multiple shrubs will need a spacing at 40 inches on the center to allow plenty of air circulation.
Restricted States: IN, MA, ME, NH, NY and VT.
Sunjoy Sequins™ Barberry Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 4-8|
|Plant Type: Shrub|
|Sunlight Exposure: Partial Shade to Full Sun|
|Mature Height: 2 - 3 Feet|
|Mature Width: 3 - 4 Feet|
|Plant Spacing: 3 - 4 Feet|
|Growth Habit: Mounded|
|Flower Color(s): Yellow|
|Seasonal Interest: Spring|
|Foliage Type: Deciduous|
|Foliage Color(s): Variegated|
|Features: Deadheading Not Necessary, Foliage Interest, Low Maintenance|
|Uses: Border Plant Landscape Mass Planting Specimen or Focal Point|
|Plant Brand: Proven Winners|
|Botanical/Scientific Name: Berberis thunbergii 'Arlene' USPP 31,117, 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.