For those gardeners who dislike pruning but want compact, dense shrubs, Golden Jackpot Barberry may be the answer. This Japanese barberry forms a dense rounded shrub about two feet tall and wide at maturity. Bright gold leaves will light up the garden in container planters, hanging baskets, borders, and mass plantings. Yes, it is deciduous and will lose all those lovely leaves in the winter, but this barberry may be worth consideration as a low-growing hedge. Like all barberrys, 'Golden Jackpot' has spiny stems, perhaps the reason why deer don't care for it.