Barberry

Berberis thunbergii f. 'Atropurpurea Nana'

Barberry - Berberis thunbergii f.  'Atropurpurea Nana'

Common Name: Barberry
Genus: Berberis
Species: thunbergii f.
Cultivar: 'Atropurpurea Nana'

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage, Makes a good hedge, Has interesting/colourful ornamental fruit, Has colourful autumn foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.60 m (60 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.75 m (75 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Yellow
Foliage Colour: Purple, RedFlowering Period: April & May

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

This dwarf deciduous shrub has two seasons of interest. In mid-spring red-tinted pale yellow flowers appear and in autumn the small purple spiky leaves turn a dazzling shade of red. It's size and the fact that it requires little attention means it is an ideal choice for a small garden and it also makes an attractive low informal hedge for a sunny or partially shady site.

  • Garden care: Requires minimal pruning. Where some pruning is required cut back in autumn or winter after the appearance of the autumn fruits.


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