Berberis thunbergii f. atropurpurea
purple Japanese barberry
- in stock
- 12lt pot (0.6-0.8m)
- Standard £4.95
- Next / named day £6.95
This shrub is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.
- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: slow to average
- Flowering period: April and May
- Hardiness: fully hardy
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