Click for previous Image Image 1 of 4 Berberis sieboldii Red-stemmed Barberry

Berberis sieboldii

Red-stemmed Barberry

Plant Type:


Berberis sieboldii – This rare barberry is a handsome mounding deciduous shrub with emergent reddish foliage, becoming semi-glossy green, finalizing the season in brilliant fire engine red. Red fruits follow the bright yellow flowers. It has not sprouted from dropped seed in the gardens here. Site Berberis sieboldii in full to part sun planted in fertile soil. This is another seldom seen Barberry worthy of consideration. Cutting grown.


3 ft


3 ft


Item Description Price  
BERBSIEB Berberis sieboldii (5 inch Square x 6 inch Tall - true 2 quarts / 1.8927 liters) $24.00 Sold Out

Characteristics and Attributes for Berberis sieboldii

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Spring / Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Autumn

Interesting Bark

  • Barbed

Autumn Interest

  • Fruit / Berries / Seed Heads
  • Autumn Leaf Color


  • Mostly Sunny
  • Full Sun


  • Hedge
  • Border
  • Hedgerow
  • Massing
  • Foundation
  • Natural Garden
  • Rock Garden
  • Shrub Border

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium


  • Fertile


  • Japan

Propagated By

  • Cutting Grown

Genus Overview: Berberis

There are many terrific barberry species. In fact, nearly all are not a weed problem. The following are a handful of member of the genus that have proven worth and muster in northeastern Connecticut, both in utility and multi-season beauty. Some are virtually evergreen, others have wonderful autumn foliage colors and the berries range in varying colors - from blue with a whitish bloom to bright crimson. All are cutting grown. And one is a north temperate New World plant,,, yes, there are North American native barberries.