This cultivar of the "Japanes Barberry" is an eye catching colourful shrub.
The new leaves emerge purple, with silver and pink patterns which mature to purple with white splashes..
This plant is a great way to add colour to the garden.
In spring, small yellow flowers may appear followed in summer and autumn by small, red, ornamental berries.
It is a very hardy plant, ideal as a specimen, a border plant. or even a trimmed hedge.
This deciduous shrub produces bright red autumn foliage.
The branches have spiny shoots which is where it gets its common name,.
It grows to approximately 1.2 metres, but can be kept smaller.