Landscape Plants of the Upper Midwest

Korean Barberry

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Plant Information

  • Plant Type: Shrub: Medium
  • Scientific Name: Berberis koreana Play audio of plant name
  • Family: Barberry
  • Zone: 4
  • Plant Size: 4-6'
  • Habit: Upright: suckering
  • Culture:

    Very adaptable. Full sun to partial shade.

  • Notes:

    Yellow flowers in May follow by red fruit and fall color. Is suckering in habit and can easily become a tangled thorny mass.

  • Pruning:Pruning animation

    Renewal pruning is accomplished by removing the largest, oldest stems (generally 1/4 to 1/3 of the total stems) as close to the ground as possible. This will stimulate new shoots to develop below the cuts which will fill in the plant creating a more dense and pleasing habit.

    Renewal pruning should be done when the plant is dormant, late fall to early spring.

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Landscape Plants of the Upper Midwest

Bill Hoch, Associate Professor
Montana State University

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