DESCRIPTION: Compact shrub with striking burgundy-red leaves and brilliant scarlet fall color; small thorns make it a good barrier shrub; best color in full sun. Has a more upright growth habit...
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DESCRIPTION: Compact shrub with striking burgundy-red leaves and brilliant scarlet fall color; small thorns make it a good barrier shrub; best color in full sun. Has a more upright growth habit and open branching compared to other Barberries. 

BOTANICAL NAME: Berberis thunbergii 'Monbomb'
AVERAGE MATURE HEIGHT: 1 Meter
AVERAGE MATURE SPREAD: 1 Meter
SUN EXPOSURE: Full sun to partial shade
FLOWER COLOUR: Yellow
FLOWERING TIME: Spring
FOLIAGE COLOUR: Reddish-purple
COLD HARDINESS: Zone 4 - ( Should survive up to -34.4° Celsius ) Has full one year warranty if planted in semi-protected location
WATER NEEDS: Average - Drought tolerant
OTHER FEATURES: Attracts Birds, Deer Resistant, Fall Colour, Rabbit Resistant, Winter Interest

Ornamental Features

Cherry Bomb Japanese Barberry is primarily grown for its highly ornamental fruit. The fruits are showy scarlet drupes carried in abundance from early to late fall. It has attractive burgundy foliage which emerges red in spring. The small oval leaves are highly ornamental and turn an outstanding scarlet in the fall. It features tiny clusters of yellow flowers hanging below the branches in mid spring.

Landscape Attributes

Cherry Bomb Japanese Barberry is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

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:

  • Spiny

Cherry Bomb Japanese Barberry is recommended for the following landscape applications:

  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Cherry Bomb Japanese Barberry will grow to be about 4 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 xeriscaping or the moisture-conserving landscape. 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. 

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