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Berberis Sunjoy® Tangelo
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  • Berberis Sunjoy Tangelo has bright orange foliage
  • Sunjoy Tangelo Barberry is an easy care shrub that is deer resistant

Berberis Sunjoy® Tangelo

Deer & drought proof, easy care shrub!
ZONE 4,5,6,7,8
As low as $14.99
  • Easy & fast-growing plants for colorful hedges or specimen plantings
  • Carefree and deer resistant
  • Bright orange foliage stays colorful spring through fall
  • Ship size: Starter Quart
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Berberis Sunjoy® Tangelo Description

Your search for carefree color ends with Sunjoy Tangelo barberry (Berberis thunbergii). The show starts in spring, when electric orange foliage emerges. Through the season, it deepens to an appealing orange-red and develops a glowing lime green edge for a two-toned effect. As fall approaches, it blazes up again in hues of orange. And this stunning shrub needs virtually no care or maintenance whatsoever.

Sunjoy Tangelo barberry can be used many ways in the garden. It makes a stunning specimen in perennial gardens for a jolt of consistent color; it also makes an eye-catching 4' tall hedge. Barberries are exceptionally resistant to deer and need no special soil or care: just plant them where they get at least six hours of bright sun and enjoy the show.

Sunjoy® Tangelo is a Proven Winners® Color Choice® shrubs,   which are selected for their beauty, performance, and must pass rigorous testing before being introduced.

Plant this super colorful barberry on its own or with any sun-loving perennial or shrub. We especially love this orange with blue flowers, like 'Peachie's Pick' Stoke's aster, 'Boulder Blue' festuca or Pugster Blue butterfly bush.

Special features: Cold hardy, Deer resistant, Drought tolerant, Easy care, Fall color, Foliage interest, Heat tolerant, Burn resistant, Multi-season Interest

Quick Facts

  • Botanical name:
    Berberis thunbergii 'O'Byrne'
  • Common name:
  • Zone:
    4, 5, 6, 7, 8
  • Sun exposure:
    Full sun (6+ hrs/day)
  • Delivery:
    See schedule
  • Ship form:
    Starter quart
  • Soil type:
  • Soil moisture:
  • Height x width:
    4'x 4'
  • Flower color:
    Yellow (but not very showy)
  • Foliage color:
  • Bloom season:
    Mid spring
  • Uses:
    Accent, Background, Container gardening, Foundation planting, Hedge plant, Ornamental, Rock garden, Small spaces
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  • Patent #: USPP 26,546



Soil:Grows in any well-drained soil; tolerant of challenging conditions such as salt, compaction, pollution, and dryness.
Light: Full sun - 6+ hrs/day
Water: Average water needs; do not over water
Spacing: 24-36 in.
Fertilizing: None needed
Winterizing: No specific care needed.
Maintenance & pruning: Pruning is not required, but if you wish to prune, do so in early-mid spring, before the growth begins to harden.