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Berberis x media 'Red Jewel' (Barberry 'Red Jewel')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1m
Max height
1.5m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Berberis x media 'Red Jewel'

Other names

Barberry 'Red Jewel'

Genus

Berberis Berberis

Variety or Cultivar

'Red Jewel' _ 'Red Jewel' is a compact, mound-forming, spiny, semi-evergreen shrub with oblong to ovate, slightly toothed, dark green leaves, flushed reddish-purple to bronze when young, and small clusters of yellow flowers in late spring.


Berberis x media 'Red Jewel' is: Semi evergreen

Habit

Compact, Cushion or Mound Forming

Toxicity

Ingestion may cause mild stomach upset.

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Yellow in Spring

Foliage

Reddish-purple, Purple in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Powdery mildew Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 8.

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Berberis x media 'Red Jewel' (Barberry 'Red Jewel') will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 1.5m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Hedging/Screens, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Plant in any well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Berberis x media 'Red Jewel'

Other names

Barberry 'Red Jewel'

Genus

Berberis Berberis

Variety or Cultivar

'Red Jewel' _ 'Red Jewel' is a compact, mound-forming, spiny, semi-evergreen shrub with oblong to ovate, slightly toothed, dark green leaves, flushed reddish-purple to bronze when young, and small clusters of yellow flowers in late spring.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Semi evergreen

Habit

Compact, Cushion or Mound Forming

Toxicity

Ingestion may cause mild stomach upset.

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Yellow in Spring

Foliage

Reddish-purple, Purple in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Specific diseases

Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 8.

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Berberis x media 'Red Jewel' (Barberry 'Red Jewel') will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 1.5m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Hedging/Screens, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Plant in any well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

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