Barberry is most appreciated for its ability to withstand the worst conditions in garden soils, and I rate it as one of the bright little shrubs of fall. You’ll find at least four different barberries here at Watters most months of the year, but now is when they show their best colors. Their shades of burgundy, golds, reds, and pinks can often be found on the same bush. Barberries are so hardy they can be planted right next to the driveway and stand up to the heat. Autumn is the best time to plant all barberries as they continue rooting through winter and wake with excitable new growth in spring. Plant now for season-long interest in containers, raised beds, and/or right in the ground.