'Sunjoy Sequins' Barberry


Colorful variegation gives a sparkling effect.

Flowers are lovely, but its foliage that anchors most plants through the season, and its foliage that makes Sunjoy Sequins® barberry so unique. New growth emerges in a shimmering palette of white, pink, and mint green before maturing to emerald. This large shrub is a nice choice for a colorful hedge or eye-catching specimen, and its variegation makes it more shade tolerant than other barberries.

Top reasons to grow Sunjoy Sequins barberry:

- Colorful variegated foliage

- Very deer resistant

- More shade tolerant than other barberries


Foliage Interest
Drought Tolerant


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Garden Height: 
 24 - 36 Inches
 36 - 48 Inches
 36 - 48 Inches
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Light Requirement: 
 Part Sun to Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Maintenance Category: 
Blooms On: 
 Old Wood
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Soil Fertility Requirement: 
 Average Soil
 Fertile Soil
 Poor Soil
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 Acidic Soil
 Alkaline Soil
 Neutral Soil
 Border Plant
 Mass Planting
 Specimen or Focal Point
Uses Notes: 

Because of its showy variegation, it makes an eye-catching statement anywhere you plant it. 

Maintenance Notes: 

Barberry does have thorns, but rarely requires pruning. 

Like most variegated plants, occasional reversions to the original green form may occur. These should be pruned out as needed.

PLEASE NOTE: Sunjoy Sequins® - Barberry - Berberis thunbergii is restricted and cannot be shipped to the state(s) of CT, DE, IN, MA, ME, MN, NH, NY, VT, WI and WV. MD notes that it may be invasive.

Sunjoy Sequins® Berberis thunbergii 'Arlene' USPP 31,117Can PBRAF