Sunjoy Todo barberry in spring with its deep purple foliage.Sunjoy Todo barberry in spring with its deep purple foliage.

Sunjoy Todo® Barberry

Sunjoy Todo barberry gets it’s name, todo, from the Spanish word for “all” because this sterile barberry truly has it all! Handsome deep purple foliage on a tidy, neat little shrub is very glossy and is even evergreen in milder climates. Colorful yellow-orange flowers in late spring set fruit, but the seeds within a hollow, rendering this plant unable to reproduce from seed. Finally, you can enjoy barberry’s color and easy care without risking it spreading into wild areas.

Why grow Sunjoy Todo barberry?

  • Sterile and non-invasive
  • Glossy dark purple foliage
  • Deer resistant

Additional information

Dimensions 1.5 × 1.5 ft
Botanical Name

<i>Berberis thunbergii</I> 'NCBX1' PP#29504, cbraf

Zone

4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Flower Color

Yellow

Foliage Color

Purple

Height

1.5-2'

Width/Spread

1.5-2'

Exposure

Full Sun

Soil

Average, Dry, Well-drained

Bloom Time

Summer

Uses

Borders, Foundations, Low Hedges, Mass Planting

Features

Alkaline soil, Compact, Deer resistant, Disease resistant, Foliage interest, Non-invasive, Semi-evergreen

Blooms On

Old wood

Breeder

Dr. Tom Ranney, North Carolina State University

SKU: 03618 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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