This older selection has a low spreading habit to about 1 m.
Orangish-red foliage in fall: Common (French Hybrid) Lilac: Green foliage: Korean Early Lilac: Red-purplish fall color: Wayfaring tree viburnum: Purplish-bronze: Preston Hybrid Lilac: Lime green foliage: Nannyberry viburnum: Red-orange-purple: Golden Mockorange: Yellow-green foliage: European cranberrybush viburnum: Reddish-purple: Virginal Mockorange: Light gray to gray in colorEstimated Reading Time: 2 mins.
Aug 12, Most of these purple-leaved varieties turn orange to red in the fall. They are all rated for zone 4. Examples of purple-leaved barberries include 'Royal Cloak', Rose Glow', 'Concorde', 'Royal Burgundy' and 'Gold Ring'. One of the most popular barberries, award-winning 'Atropurpurea Nana' is a charming, deciduous dwarf shrub with eye-catching, reddish to purplish, small, obovate leaves which turn into brilliant red shades in the fall.
Tiny, scented, pale yellow flowers appear in mid-late spring, followed by an abundant crop of bright red berries in the fall.