Botanical Name: Berberis thunbergii 'Royal Cloak'
Type: Deciduous shrub
Zone: Hardy to Zone 4 (-34 to -29°C )
Size: 1-1.5m tall x 1-1.5m wide (3-5ft tall x 3-5ft wide)
Bloom Description: Yellow
Light: Full sun
Water: Dry to medium
Suggested Use: Hedge
Tolerate: Deer, Drought, Erosion, Clay Soil, Dry Soil
This selection is noted for its extra/large burgundy leaves and fast growing, arching form. Overall effect is a velvety appearance. Makes for a lovely backdrop to bright shrubs and perennials or take advantage of thorny stems as an attractive barrier. Bright red berries appear in fall and last well into winter after the last leaves have been shed.