Berberis thunbergii 'Daybreak' or Barberry Daybreak is a colorful compact barberry that is perfect for small space gardens. The foliage emerges orange-red and eventually matures to bright yellow-gold that doesn't burn or bleach in the summer heat. It forms a beautiful small rounded mound that will brighten up your landscape. It has been fruitless to date. Grows best in full sun in well drained soils.