Crimson Pygmy Barberry is a dense shrub that has excellent leaf color, emerging bright red in the spring and turning bronze-red to purple in the summer. It is semi-evergreen. The branches have an arching habit with small spines.
This plant works well in hedges or in a mass. It has its best color in full sun. It has no serious problems and adapts to a wide range of soils except for waterlogged soils.