Height: 3 feet
Spread: 4 feet
Sunlight: Full sun to part sun
Hardiness Zone: 3
A uniform and dense shrub with wonderful fall color and showy red berries; makes a great hedge or screening, sharp needles will keep any interlopers out; more compact than other varieties
Jade Carousel Barberry is primarily grown for its highly ornamental fruit. The fruits are showy red drupes carried in abundance from early to late fall. It has clusters of yellow flowers hanging below the branches in mid spring, which are interesting on close inspection. It has emerald green foliage which emerges lime green in spring. The small oval leaves turn an outstanding tomato-orange in the fall.
Jade Carousel Barberry is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.
This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and can be pruned at anytime. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;
Jade Carousel Barberry is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Jade Carousel Barberry will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.
This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.