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Berberis Sunjoy® Citrus
ENLARGE IMAGE Proven Winners Shrub brightens ups any area
  • Berberis Sunjoy Citrus has colorful yellow foliage
  • Sunjoy Citrus Barberry leaves do not burn in the sun
  • Sunjoy Citrus Barberry leaves stay yellow from spring to fall
  • Berberis Sunjoy Citrus makes an easy low growing hedge
  • Sunjoy Citrus Barberry can be pruned to make a more formal hedge row
  • Berberis Sunjoy Citrus is deer and drought tolerant

Berberis Sunjoy® Citrus

Deer & Drought Proof Burn Proof Foliage!
ZONE 4,5,6,7,8
As low as $14.99
  • Trouble-free low growing hedge with striking color
  • Burn resistant gold foliage
  • Trim to shape if desired, otherwise needs no pruning
  • Deer and drought proof shrub
  • Light: Full sun, Mature size: 2-3 ' x 2-3'
  • Ship size: Starter Quart
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Berberis Sunjoy® Citrus Description

Enjoy effortless style and soft-as-butter burn-proof foliage!

Barberry foliage provides rich color and texture on this trouble free and easy to grow shrub that grows 24-36 in high and 24-36 in wide.

  • Striking color - barberrys are grown for their foliage. This is one of the best providing a wonderful warm citrus color for 3 seasons!
  • Doesn't burn in full sun -  other gold varieties of barberry will often burn. You'll love the "burn-resistant" foliage so your plants keep their beauty, color and staying power throughout the season!
  • Habit & shape - oh-so tidy with mounded habit that needs little or no pruning.  
  • Trouble-free - marvelously tolerant of heat and drought.
  • Soil  - not at all fussy about soil.  Drought tolerant. It thrives in sand or clay, average to dry soil, even pollution and urban conditions!
  • Deer-proof - plants have sharp edges that are unattractive to deer.
  • Pest free -  virtually pest free!
  • Low growing hedge or pet barrier - effective as a small dog barrier around a patio.  Lovely, low growing hedge.
  • Containers - a fine choice to brighten up your favorite container.

Features:  Cold hardy, Deer resistant, Drought tolerant, Easy care, Fall color, Foliage interest, Heat tolerant, Burn resistant, Multi-seasonal interest

Restricted:  CT, IN, MA, ME, MN, NH, NY, OH, VT, WI, WV, CANADA

Quick Facts

  • Botanical name:
    Berberis thunbergii 'Koren'
  • Common name:
  • Zone:
  • Sun exposure:
    Full sun
  • Delivery:
    See schedule
  • Ship form:
    1 quart
  • Soil type:
  • Soil moisture:
  • Height x width:
    2-3' x 2-3'
  • Flower color:
  • Foliage color:
  • Bloom season:
    Mid spring
  • Uses:
    Accent, Background, Container gardening, Foundation planting, Hedge plant, Ornamental, Rock garden, Small spaces
  • Cannot ship to:
    CT, IN, MA, ME, MN, NH, NY, OH, VT, WI, WV
  • Patent #: USPP 24,818



Soil: Very adaptable to a wide range of soil types as long as it drains well, as it will not tolerate any standing water.  It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution.
Light: Sun to Partial Shade.
Water: Average water needs.Water regularly; do not over water.
Spacing: 24-36 in.
Fertilizing: Fertilizer needs are low. If you have poor soil, feed during spring growing season with slow release fertilizer such as "Osmocote".
Winterizing: No specific care needed.
Maintenance & pruning: Prune for desired shape in late spring after bloom time, otherwise no pruning is required.


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Pretty Thorny
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Ragvi  |  Sep 25, 2020
I just received them. The babies are not as innocent as they look. These have thorns and I learned it the hard way when pulling them out of the box. It would really help the buyer if this detail was included in the description. Disappointed.

Sunjoy Citrus
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Kathryn Dimitri  |  Jul 21, 2020
Ordered two of these a few months ago. Received very healthy, moist and well packaged. They have already mounded nicely and the citrusy yellow color is nice.