Berberis can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs with spiny shoots bearing simple, often spine-toothed leaves, and small yellow or orange flowers in axillary clusters or racemes, followed by small berries.
'Admiration' is a compact, dwarf shrub with striking leaf colouring. Foliage is glowing orange-red with each leaf developing a thin golden-yellow marginal ring in summer, the colours deepening in autumn. Relatively inconspicuous pale yellow flowers may be followed by crimson berries.
Grows in any well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade.