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HEIGHT:3 - 5 feet
SPREAD:3 - 5 feet
DISTINCTIONS:Mound shaped shrub with fine-textured appearance; small oval glossy leaves turning red in the autumn; small yellow flowers producing oval red berries in the fall that persist through winter; grows in full sun and tolerates partial shade.
LIMITATIONS:Thorny; poor leaf coloring in the shade.
ORIGIN:Southern Europe to central China
CULTIVARS:var. atropurpurea ‘Bagatelle’ slow growing compact shrub forming 2’ mound; purple red leaves throughout summer.; var. atropurpurea ‘Crimson Pygmy’ compact shrub forming 18” high and 3’ wide mound; purple red leaves throughout summer.; var. atropurpurea ‘Rose Glow’ shrub to 5’ tall; purple leaf buds opening to purple with pink mottling; good red autumn color.; ‘Aurea’ golden yellow foliage; 3’ tall.; ‘Kobold’ bright green foliage; 2’ tall.; ‘Sparkle’ arched horizontal branching; 3’ tall; glossy dark leaves turning bright orange and red in autumn.
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