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Berberis thunbergii f. atropurpureaJapanese Barberry

Hardy Shrub

What is Hardy Shrub?
Woody plant, usually having a permanent framework of branches.
Capable of withstanding outdoor winter temperatures down to -15C.

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Yellow blooms appear in spring that our loved by insects

Bright red berries follow flowers and a a rich source of food for wild birds

Ideal as a specimen shrubs for borders and wildlife areas, or planted as a spiny hedge

Loved for its colourful purple foliage that turns bright red in autumn

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Please note: This product cannot be delivered outside the United Kingdom.

Height Up to 100cm (39.4in)
Spread Up to 250cm (98.4in)

Hardy Shrub

hedgeswildlife gardens

Sun or semi shade

Flowering Months

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This popular Japanese Barberry is well loved for its colourful purple foliage that turns to bright red in autumn. Berberis thunbergii f. atropurpurea bears its yellow blooms in spring along the length of each branch, which are loved by pollinating insects. Bright red berries follow the flowers, providing a rich source of food for wild birds. This hardy, resilient shrub has a dense, rounded habit that makes a good specimen shrub for borders and wildlife areas, or planted as a spiny hedge. Height: 100cm (40"). Spread: 250cm (98").

Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season, meaning arrival images are an indication only.

2 x 3.6 litre potted berberis plants (T66556P)
1 x 3.6 litre potted berberis plant (66064)
1 bare root berberis plant (57274)
10 bare root berberis plants (KB5275)
25 bare root berberis plants (KB5276)
50 bare root berberis plants (KB5277)
100 bare root berberis plants (KB5278)
250 bare root berberis plants (KB5279)

How to Grow
Plant Berberis in full sun or partial shade, on a reliably moist, well-drained soil. Barberry plants are extremely resilient and will grow on many different soil types, except waterlogged.
More Info
To keep hedges in good shape, trim back lightly after flowering each year. You should also remove dead, diseased or damaged growth. Caution: irritant to skin and eyes, harmful if eaten.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £5.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £6.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

Thompson & Morgan strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3



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