Sunjoy Todo Japanese Barberry

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Botanical Name: Berberis 'NCBX1'

Cultivar: NCBX1

Brand: Proven Winners

An outstanding variety featuring glossy, deep purple-black foliage that is semi-evergreen, golden spring blooms produce seedless, sterile berries, very showy, great as a color contrast in the landscape, plant on slopes, in beds, or as a border

Plant Categories: Shrub, Ground Cover, Deciduous Shrub

Water Requirements
Dry, Average, Moist

Sunlight Requirements
Full Sun, Partial Shade

Plant Height
24 Inches

Plant Width/Spread
24 Inches


Deer Resistant

Flowering Plant

Noteworthy Shape

Interesting Fall Color

Noteworthy Foliage

Out of stock


Growth & Care

USDA Plant Hardiness Zone6a
Growth RateAverage
Recommended Pruning MethodCan Prune At Anytime


Foliage TypeDeciduous
Fall ColorOrange
Plant FormRound


Flower PeriodSpring
Flower ColorYellow
Flower FragranceUnscented

Additional Categories

Additional CategoryBarberry
Landscape ApplicationMassing, Garden, Groundcover


Planting & Growing

Sunjoy Todo® Japanese Barberry will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

Landscape Attributes

Sunjoy Todo® Japanese Barberry is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and can be pruned at anytime. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration:


Sunjoy Todo®: Japanese Barberry is recommended for the following landscape applications:

Mass Planting, General Garden Use, Groundcover

Ornamental Features

Sunjoy Todo® Japanese Barberry is primarily valued in the garden for its ornamental globe-shaped form. It has clusters of gold flowers hanging below the branches in late spring, which are interesting on close inspection. It has attractive deep purple foliage with hints of black which emerges red in spring. The small glossy oval leaves are highly ornamental and turn outstanding shades of scarlet and burgundy in the fall.