Berberis amurensis var. latifolia

Amur Barberry

Plant Type:


Berberis amurensis var. latifolia – Rare in the U.S. is this imposing and remarkable Barberry. All parts of the shrub are larger than its smaller cousins. Deep yellow flowers glow on showy racemes on the shrub in spring. Large, green, matte-finish tongues of leaves turn red in autumn. Bright red berries dangle. And this species has not been weedy here in eastern Connecticut. With multiple seasons of interest Berberis amurensis var. latifolia will make good use as a screen, a specimen, as a component of a mixed hedgerow, backdrop to shorter shrubs and a smart foreground plant for larger evergreens. Certainly would make sense as part of a Berberidaceae collection in a botanic garden. Deer proof. Plant in fertile ground sited in half to full sun. Originates from Far Eastern Russia and Asia. Established small shrub from cutting.


8-10 ft


8-10 ft




(5b sheltered)6 to 9
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BERBAMUR Berberis amurensis v. latifolia (5 inch Square x 6 inch Tall - 2 quarts / 1.8927 liters) $28.00 Sold Out

Characteristics and Attributes for Berberis amurensis var. latifolia

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / Autumn

Interesting Bark

  • Barbed

Autumn Interest

  • Fruit / Berries / Seed Heads
  • Autumn Leaf Color


  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Full Sun
  • Mostly Sunny


  • Hedgerow
  • Border
  • Screen
  • Massing
  • Shrub Border
  • Filler
  • Specimen
  • Hedge

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderately Fast


  • Draining
  • Fertile


  • Russia
  • Asia

Propagated By

  • Cutting Grown

Genus Overview: Berberis

There are many terrific barberry species. In fact, nearly all are not a weed problem. The following are a handful of member of the genus that have proven worth and muster in northeastern Connecticut, both in utility and multi-season beauty. Some are virtually evergreen, others have wonderful autumn foliage colors and the berries range in varying colors - from blue with a whitish bloom to bright crimson. All are cutting grown. And one is a north temperate New World plant,,, yes, there are North American native barberries.