“Thorny but irresistible” best describes this low-maintenance, elfin barberry. Tiny leaves are smothered in coral-colored buds opening to bright yellow-orange spring flowers. These, in turn, produce silver-frosted, blue-black berries in fall. ‘Corallina Compacta’ is evergreen, tolerates most soil types, and is pest-free and drought tolerant once established.
Noteworthy CharacteristicsColorful flower buds and blooms on a compact plant; attractive berries; evergreen; adaptable.
CareProvide full sun to partial shade and most any well-drained soil. Tolerates light shade and drought, but not wet soil.
- Genus : Berberis
- Zones : 6, 7, 8, 9
- Plant Height : 6 to 12 inches
- Plant Width : 6 to 12 inches
- Tolerance : Drought Tolerant
- Moisture : Dry to Medium
- Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
- Uses : Ground Covers
- Maintenance : Low
- Characteristics : Showy Fruit
- Plant Type : Shrubs
- Bloom Time : Spring
- Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
- Flower Color : Yellow