This is also a large bush that has bright red or black berries growing.
One of the most popular barberries, award-winning 'Atropurpurea Nana' is a charming, deciduous dwarf shrub with eye-catching, reddish to purplish, small, obovate leaves which turn into brilliant red shades in the fall. Tiny, scented, pale yellow flowers appear in mid-late spring, followed by an abundant crop of bright red berries in the fall. Some trees and shrubs display fiery red berries in late summer or fall, which persist into winter. In a glorious display of crimson, scarlet or vermillion, their branches are studded with jewelled clusters of berries.
Every garden should contain an ornamental shrub or tree with hanging clusters of berries. Flowering dogwood (Cornus florida) is a native plant throughout its perennial range of U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 5 through 9. Brightly colored red fruits appear in clusters in late summer to fall.
Although the fruits are toxic to people, they are prized by many birds, such as bluebirds, robins and cedar waxwings.