Joy Creek Nursery

571-026-1   Berberis carminea 'Pirate King' x  

Berberis carminea 'Pirate King' x
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This mostly evergreen shrub is a selection from a cross between two Chinese species of barberry, B. aggregata and B. wilsonii. Mounding in habit with densely arching branches, Berberis x carminea 'Pirate King' makes an attractive specimen with its generous display of down-facing, cup-shaped flowers beginning in late spring followed later by a brilliant show of orange red fruits. Because it has thorns which are often concealed beneath its rounded leaves, 'Pirate King' is also useful for creating deer-proof hedging.

Late spring, early summer.  5 ft. x 8 ft.

Yellow flowers

Sun, Part Shade     Zones 6, 7, 8, 9

20300 NW Watson Road  Scappoose, OR 97056
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