Search Our Plant Database

Search Options

1. Click below to search for Genus by letter


2. Search by Genus (type complete genus or first few letters below)


3. Do a custom search by plant features (select any or all)

Berberis thunbergii 'Fireball' PP#21100

Common Name:
Japanese barberry
Plant Type:
Deciduous shrub
Berberidaceae (The Barberry Family)
Geographic Origin:
Japan and East Asia
California Native?:
Plant Size:
1-2 feet high
Landscape/Garden Uses:
borders and hedges
Flowering Season:
Flower Color:
Pale Yellow
Sun or light shade
Most soils and well-drained
Suggested Irrigation:
Occasional to little watering
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 0 degrees F. or less
This compact shrub reaches about 2 feet high and wide with vibrant, fiery red leaves that stays bright throughout the summer and deepens to a dark burgundy in fall. Thrives in sun and most well-drained soils. A solid, hardy shrub that tolerates a lot and is easy to care for.