'Sunjoy Todo' Barberry


A sterile barberry - not invasive like other types!

We gave this outstanding new barberry the name Sunjoy Todo because it really does have it all: deeply colorful glossy foliage, bright flowers, a neat and useful habit, and absolutely no worries about invasiveness. Like other barberries, it offers low-maintenance color to sunny spots and is highly resistant to deer. Sunjoy Todo barberry is also unlike other barberries in that it is semi-evergreen, keeping the leaves on the ends of its branches all year-round for a touch of four season interest. Though the golden spring blooms do develop red berries, there is no seed within, as proven in multiple rounds of university testing. This ground-breaking barberry will be available in garden centers in spring 2019.

Top reasons to plant Sunjoy Todo barberry:

- Sterile - not invasive like other types.

- Glossy, deep purple-black foliage for easy-care color.

- Naturally grows as a tight mound without pruning.

Foliage Interest


Plant Type: 
Shrub Type: 
Height Category: 
Garden Height: 
 18 - 24 Inches
 18 - 24 Inches
 18 - 24 Inches
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Light Requirement: 

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
Bloom Time: 
 Late Spring
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Soil Fertility Requirement: 
 Average Soil
 Poor Soil
 Border Plant
 Edging Plant
 Mass Planting
Uses Notes: 

As a highly deer resistant plant, barberry is a versatile plant for any sunny spot in your landscape.

Maintenance Notes: 

Barberry is a truly easy-to-care-for shrub and requires no pruning to maintain its neat shape. It may be trimmed in early spring if you wish, but do avoid cutting into any thick woody stems, as recovery is slow from such cuts.

PLEASE NOTE: Sunjoy® Todo Barberry (Berberis x) 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.

Fun Facts: 

The wood of Japanese barberries is bright yellow inside - cut a stem and see for yourself!

Sunjoy Todo® Berberis x 'NCBX1' USPP 29,504Can PBRAF