Moderate difficulty – 3/5
Daily throughout the growing season, keep moist in winter
Full sun, part shade in summer
Yellow flowers in spring, with red fruit in autumn
Suitable for informal upright and slanting bonsai styles
The tree grows dense, rounded leaves up to 3cm long which change colour year-round. Ranging from bluish-green to glossy red in autumn. The stems and leaves can be sharp so be careful when pruning.
Remain cautious as the red berries can be harmful to humans, however are edible for small birds.
- Packet includes 30 seeds and an electronic Japanese Barberry Bonsai Growing Guide