First Editions® Toscana™ Barberry

Berberis thunbergii 'BailJulia'

Toscana Barberry is a compact upright-branching deciduous shrub valued for its vibrant foliage that grows full to the ground.  Its leaves are large for a Barberry and emerge in spring a showy red with a fine yellow margin that fades in summer as the leaves darken and eventually gains a burgundy tone in fall.  Best color in full sun ad well-drained soils.  Drought and deer resistant.  

Barberry has known use of the root bark as an anthelmintic, antiseptic and febrifuge, and can be used orally as a treatment for various enteric infections.*




3’ - 5’ 


2’ - 4’



USDA Hardiness Zone: 

4 - 7 


Full Sun, Part Sun

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Season of Interest: 


MAINTENANCE NEEDS: Low maintenance.  Some susceptibility to bacterial leaf spot, anthracnose, root rots, wilt, aphids, barberry webworm, and scale.  Highly invasive in the Eastern States.

LANDSCAPE USES: Accents or Group Plantings, BordersWoodland GardensWildlife Gardens, Xeriscape, Rock GardensGroundcover, Foundation Plantings, Hedges, and Containers

COMPANION PLANTS:  Boxwood, Spurge, Hydrangea

IMAGES, (2) Andrew ButkoBerberis thunbergii in SedovoCC BY-SA 3.0, (3) Raffi Kojian, 2901 rbgs11janCC BY-SA 3.0

*As plants have ranges in appearance they may not appear as the images shown.

*ServeScape does not take any responsibility for any adverse effects from the use of plants. Always seek advice from a professional before using a plant medicinally.

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First Editions® Toscana™ Barberry
First Editions® Toscana™ Barberry
First Editions® Toscana™ Barberry