Sunjoy Tangelo barberry in spring, surrounded by blooming daffodils.Sunjoy Tangelo barberry in spring, surrounded by blooming daffodils.

Sunjoy® Tangelo Barberry

Bright, bold Sunjoy Tangelo barberry brings the color to your landscape or garden. In early spring, its foliage emerges a brilliant orange. As the season progresses, its leaves develop an appealing chartreuse ring around the edge which creates an eclipse-like effect and adds depth to the planting. Come autumn, the plant is ablaze in tones of red and orange. Sunjoy Tangelo barberry shines out in the landscape and it makes an excellent companion to conifers, especially those with blue tones like juniper and blue spruce. It needs no pruning to maintain its neat shape, and resists pests and diseases (including deer!) for a truly low maintenance experience.

Why grow Sunjoy Tangelo barberry?

  • Vivid orange foliage brings color and cheer to the landscape or garden
  • Needs no pruning or fussing
  • Highly deer resistant

Additional information

Dimensions 3 × 3 ft
Botanical Name

<i>Berberis thunbergii</i> 'O'Byrne' pp#26540

Zone

4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Flower Color

Yellow

Foliage Color

Orange, Red

Height

3-4'

Width/Spread

3-4'

Exposure

Full Sun

Soil

Average, Dry, Well-drained

Bloom Time

Summer

Uses

Low Hedges, Mass Planting

Features

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

Blooms On

Old wood

Breeder

Ernest and Marietta O'Byrne, Eugene, Oregon

SKU: 03868 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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