Berberis or barberries, may not have a reputation as a glamorous, standout plant, but they’re great performers in the right situation.
They come in a range of sizes, have bright spring flowers and great autumn fruits and foliage on offer. They’re a good choice for low hedging or as border plants. There are two main parent plants for the wide choice of cultivars. Berberis thunbergii is the Japanese barberry, with brilliant red autumn foliage. Birds like the barberry fruits, so they can be a good addition to a wildlife border.
Grow berberis in well-drained soil in any aspect. They can be planted in borders as specimen shrubs and also make good formal or informal hedges, with the spiny leaves helping to deter intruders.
|Light||Sunny - Partial shade|
|Height & Spread||Height Up To 120cm (47.2in) |
Spread Up To 150cm (59.1in)
|Watering||Moist - Dry|
|Foliage color||Purple red|