Berberis a. Royal Cloak
Known for its upright, arching growth habit and large reddish-purple leaves. It is a fast-growing, deciduous, multi-stemmed shrub that typically grows 3-5′ high and wide. Stems have sharp thorns. Leaves emerge red in spring but mature to dark reddish-purple. Tiny, yellowish flowers appear from late April to early May. Glossy bright red berries form in the fall and often last into the winter well after leaf drop. Use as a barrier plant, foundation plant or in the shrub border or small groupings in the landscape.