The Royal Burgundy® Barberry is a tough, reliable small shrub that brings lots of color for almost no effort. It grows rapidly into a mounded plant 2 to 3 feet tall and almost 4 feet across. The small, rounded leaves begin the year a rich burgundy color, and hold it all summer, gradually becoming red-black by fall. Yellow spring flowers and red winter berries on the bare branches add seasonal interest and variety. Grow this hardy plant alone in a small bed, or in groupings in a larger one. Use it to make a low barrier along a driveway, or beneath low windows for beauty and where the sharp stem spines give security. Why settled for a week or two or flowers each year, when you can have garden color so easily for months and months with brightly colored foliage?