Sunjoy Sequins barberry growing in a garden bed.Sunjoy Sequins barberry growing in a garden bed.

Sunjoy Sequins® Barberry

Sunjoy Sequins barberry represents a unique new look for this always-popular landscape shrub. In spring, its new growth emerges spotted white, pink, and green. As the summer progresses, foliage matures to green, but new growth follows that same colorful, artistic pattern. When days get shorter and temperatures begin to cool in late summer, the plant begins taking on pleasing pink tones for an amazing multi-color effect. Like all barberries, it is deer resistant and easy to care for. Sunjoy Sequins barberry is on the larger side, making it perfect for hedges and foundation plantings.

Why grow Sunjoy Sequins barberry?

  • Variegated foliage provides lots of color in the garden or landscape
  • Dynamic display undergoes changes through the season
  • Easy care and deer resistant

Additional information

Dimensions 3 × 3 ft
Botanical Name

<i>Berberis thunbergii</i> 'Arlene' PP#31117

Zone

4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Flower Color

Yellow

Foliage Color

Green, Pink, Variegated, White

Height

3-4'

Width/Spread

3-4'

Exposure

Full Sun

Soil

Average, Dry, Well-drained

Bloom Time

Summer

Uses

Borders, Containers, Low Hedges, Mass Planting

Features

Alkaline soil, Clay soil, Deer resistant, Disease resistant, Drought tolerant, Fall interest, Foliage interest

Blooms On

Old wood

Breeder

Tim Wood, Grand Haven, Michigan

SKU: 03008 Plant Type:

Light: Full sun (6+hrs/day)

Soil: Any average, well-drained soil will do

Water: Average water needs; some drought tolerance once established

Fertilizing: Nothing special required; apply a granular fertilizer formulated for woody plants in early spring if desired

Pruning: Barberry needs little to no pruning, and that’s one of the things that people like about it. If you do wish to prune or trim, the best time to do that is in late spring/early summer, after the new growth for the season has emerged. Avoid cutting into any thick, woody stems that are thicker than pencil unless you are removing them completely.

Other notes: Barberry has thorns. Agricultural restrictions prevent all barberry varieties from being sold in or shipped to CT, IN, MA, ME, NH, NY, OH, VT, WI, WV. Proven Winners ColorChoice barberries are not available in Canada.

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