Sunjoy Mini Salsa barberry has a dense compact habit and red foliage.
The colorful foliage of Sunjoy Mini Salsa barberry.
The vivid red autumn foliage of Sunjoy Mini Salsa barberry.
The bright red autumn foliage of Sunjoy Mini Salsa barberry.
Sunjoy Mini Salsa barberry foliage turns from red to deep purple.
Dew drops on the red foliage of Sunjoy Mini Salsa barberry.
The bright red growth of Sunjoy Mini Salsa barberry.
Sunjoy Mini Salsa barberry sports bright red foliage in front of a viburnum with white flowers.

Sunjoy® Mini Salsa Barberry

You deserve the best, so when it comes to choosing a colorful, low maintenance plant for a sunny spot in your landscape, pick Sunjoy Mini Maroon barberry. It’s an improved version of the ubiquitous ‘Crimson Pygmy’ barberry that has a nicer, tidier habit that doesn’t need pruning, and brighter, more consistent red foliage. Unbothered by pests and diseases, including deer.

Top reasons to grow Sunjoy Mini Salsa barberry:

  • Deep  red foliage
  • Tidy compact habit
  • Deer resistant

Additional information

Dimensions1.5 × 1.5 ft
Botanical Name

<i>Berberis thunbergii</i> 'Mimi' PP#24,841


4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Flower Color


Foliage Color







Full Sun


Average, Dry, Well-drained

Bloom Time



Borders, Foundations, Low Hedges, Specimen


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

Blooms On

Old wood

SKU: 03348 Plant Type:

Plant Care

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.