Other Japanese barberries have come and gone, but this vibrant classic has proven that it is here to stay. Aptly named, this bright red dwarf couldn't be easier to grow. Drought-resistant and thriving in full sun in any well-drained soil, it's a perfect fit for your sustainable landscape with densely branched form and a super slow growing nature. 'Crimson Pygmy' is ideal as a hedge or border planting, staying low, filling in beautifully and asking nothing in return. As a specimen planting, this carefree deciduous shrub offers stunning crimson foliage with a slightly bronze tinge all summer with autumn coloration in a warm array of orange, red, and yellow. Oval red berries grace this plant all through the winter months. 'Crimson Pygmy' is deer resistant and drought resistant, cementing its carefree reputation.