Sunjoy Mini Saffron barberry has golden foliage and sense habit.
Five Sunjoy Mini Saffron barberries growing in front of a blooming lilac.
A single specimen of Sunjoy Mini Saffron barberry showing its neat, dense habit.
Sunjoy Mini Saffron barberry growing as a low hedge in front of a home.
Sunjoy Mini Saffron barberry planted as a low dense hedge of golden foliage.
Sunjoy Mini Saffron barberry growing as the edging to a sunny bed in the landscape.
A garden in summer with a low edging of Sunjoy Mini Saffron barberry.
A mass planting of Sunjoy Mini Saffron barberry along a pathway.

Sunjoy® Mini Saffron Barberry

Tiny, tidy, and super colorful! Sunjoy Mini Saffron barberry just needs sun and well-drained soil – if you can give it that, it will give you bright gold foliage spring-fall and never need pruning or trimming. Like other barberries, it’s free of pests and diseases, including deer, and offers tremendous versatility in the landscape. Foliage has been extensively evaluated and proven to resist burning in full sun.

Top reasons to grow Sunjoy Mini Saffron barberry:

  • Colorful yet easy care
  • Highly deer resistant
  • Does not burn, even in bright sun

Additional information

Dimensions2 × 1.5 ft
Botanical Name

<i>Berberis thunbergii</i> 'Kasia' pp#24817


4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Flower Color


Foliage Color







Full Sun


Average, Dry, Well-drained

Bloom Time



Borders, Foundations, Low Hedges, Mass Planting


Alkaline soil, Clay soil, Deer resistant, Disease resistant, Drought tolerant, Foliage interest, Heat tolerant

Blooms On

Old wood

SKU: 03248 Plant Type:

Light: Full sun (6+hrs/day)

Soil: Any average, well-drained soil will do

Water: Average water needs; some drought tolerance once established

Fertilizing: Nothing special required; apply a granular fertilizer formulated for woody plants in early spring if desired

Pruning: Barberry needs little to no pruning, and that’s one of the things that people like about it. If you do wish to prune or trim, the best time to do that is in late spring/early summer, after the new growth for the season has emerged. Avoid cutting into any thick, woody stems that are thicker than pencil unless you are removing them completely.

Other notes: Barberry has thorns. Agricultural restrictions prevent all barberry varieties from being sold in or shipped to CT, IN, MA, ME, NH, NY, OH, VT, WI, WV. Proven Winners ColorChoice barberries are not available in Canada.

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