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WorryFree® Crimson Cutie® Barberry

Non-invasive barberry!

Botanical Name: Berberis thunbergii WorryFree® Crimson Cutie® 'UCONNBTCP4N' PP30,095

Habit: Mounding

Height: 1.5 - 2'

Spread: 3 - 3.5'

Hardiness Zone: 4-9

What's my zone?


Purple, Red


Mix of Sun & Shade


Crimson Cutie® represents the first in a series of non-invasive Japanese barberries bred and tested by the University of Connecticut. Living up to its WorryFree® collection name, Crimson Cutie® will not produce nuisance seedlings or spread to unwanted areas.  Approved for sale in New York State by the Department of Environmental Conservation. This replacement for Crimson Pygmy is excellent as an accent or foundation plant in addition to low hedge and border uses. Definitely not a favorite of deer!  


Part of the WorryFree® Non-invasive Collection. Learn more at worryfreeplants.com

 'UCONNBTCP4N'.  PP30095.



As with all barberries, Crimson Cutie® is extremely adaptable but best in any well-drained soil location. Water regularly after planting but heat and drought tolerant once established. Fertilize in spring before new growth begins.


Sun/Shade Requirements:

Crimson Cutie® prefers a sunny location in order to fully enjoy the full effect of its rich, purplish-red foliage. Like other barberries, partial shade is tolerated but color is less dramatic.



Forms a perfect mound with little pruning. A light trim in late spring will enhance shape. Since seeds are not-viable, there is no need to trim after flowering to deter seedlings.  Truly WorryFree!

Plant Characteristics


  • Great Garden Performance
  • Reliable Consumer Success
  • Easy to Grow
  • Low Maintenance
  • Multi-Season Interest
  • Improvement Over Existing Selections
  • Long Blooming

Special Features

  • Cool & Unique
  • Disease Resistant
  • Pest / Insect Resistant
  • Heat Tolerant
  • Cold Tolerant
  • Salt Tolerant
  • Fragrant Blooms
  • Cut / Dried Flowers
  • Cut Foliage/Stems


  • Small, Urban Yards
  • Kid & Pet Friendly
  • Great in Containers
  • Edible Garden
  • Privacy Screening
  • Erosion Control
  • Wet Areas
  • Climbing

Wildlife & Environment

  • Attracts Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies / Hummingbirds
  • Deer Resistant
  • Non-Invasive
  • Low Water Usage / Drought Tolerant
  • Native / Nativar

What's my hardiness zone?

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Zipcode 29201
Zone 8
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