The Golden Abundance barberry is a large and robust evergreen shrub that produces many upright stems that easily grows 6-8 ft. tall. It develops and spreads by underground rhizomes to eventually form plants 6-10 ft. wide. Leathery foliage is dark glossy green and divided into 7-9 leaflets with sharp spines on margins. Large clusters of showy yellow flowers occur in late winter to mid spring; powdery blue berries mature in late summer through fall.
Berberis ‘Golden Abundance’ is a highly adaptable native plant with handsome foliage character, striking flowers and good tolerance of heat, sun and aridity. It is best adapted to dry and warm conditions throughout the Inland Empire when it is grown in partial shade. It grows easily with plants of the Western Sycamore garden palette and functions well as a screen, background and flowering accent plant with periodic summer water.