Grown by us, supplied in 10.5cm pots. Can be planted as a single shrub or as a low dense hedge.
The deciduous (no leaves in autumn winter) berberis species and varieties are all tough and easy to grow. B. thunbergii is one of the least demanding and available in a number of lovely varieties. It is an extremely popular combination of colours that provide interest all year round - even in winter the stems are reddish purple, like the leaves before they catch fire in autumn. The yellow flowers contrast well with the foliage, while the bright red berries are conspicuous for several months.
Common Name: Barberry
Cultivar: f. atropurpurea
Skill Level: Beginner
Exposure: Full sun, Partial shade
Soil type: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy