Barberry

Berberis thunbergii f. atropurpurea

Barberry - Berberis thunbergii f. atropurpurea

Common Name: Barberry
Genus: Berberis
Species: thunbergii f. atropurpurea

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: 1.00 m (100 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 2.50 m (250 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: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

Red-tinted pale yellow flowers in mid-spring followed by glossy red autumn fruit and dark rich purple leaves which turn a brilliant shade of red in autumn. This rounded deciduous shrub makes a great informal hedge or specimen plant for a well-drained sunny or partly shady site. Requires minimal pruning.

  • 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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