A new Japanese Barberry from Europe! This variety grows slowly into a compact shrub 16" tall and 24" wide in 10 years. The new growth is bright red, contrasting to the purple-red older leaves and green leaves down inside. This is a useful cultivar where a smaller plant with red foliage is needed. 'Bagatelle' grows about 1/2 the size of the variety 'Crimson Pygmy'. Special and rare in the trade!