BERBERIS thunbergii

Commonly known as Japanese barberry

Green leaves changing to orange-red in autumn. Suitable for hedges
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    leaves to 3cm (1¼in) long, fresh green above, bluish green beneath.
  • Yellow
    Red-tinged, pale yellow flowers.
  • Height
    1m (39in)
  • Spread
    2.5m (8ft)
  • Hedge
    Ideal for hedging
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
    Dense, rounded, spiny shrub. Produces flowers along the branches, followed by ellipsoid, glossy red fruit.
  • Very hardy
    Hardy in the severest continental climates including exposed upland locations in the UK. Plant can withstand temperatures < -20 (-4°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade

BERBERIS thunbergii

 
Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
£14.50 each 
MULTIBUY SAVING

Any 10+ £11.00 each
Any 3+ £12.00 each
Delivery Information Estimated availability autumn 2022
plant size comparison icon 2 to 3 Litre
  • Additional Features
    Berries
    These plants have berries.
    Good to know
    Wildlife plant - nectar and pollen for insects.
    Pests & Diseases
    Aphids, powdery mildew.
    Place of origin
    Japan
  • Flower Shape
    Racemes
    Umbel-like racemes of 2-5, rarely solitary, flowers 1cm (½in) long
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Coastal / windswept
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Obovate
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 2
    Suitable for: Deciduous shrubs and trees that flower in Spring or early Summer on previous year's growth, including plants that produce new growth at or near ground level.
    Pruning: Prune flowered shoots to strong buds. Cut back approximately 1/4 of old shoots to the base to promote replacement growth.
    When: Annually, after flowering.

    RHS groups 2 & 3
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Spring
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Tolerates all
    Any well-drained soil.
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
    Rabbit Resistant
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1m (39in)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  2.5m (8ft)
 

Buy Varieties of BERBERIS thunbergii

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BERBERIS thunbergii 'Admiration'

BERBERIS thunbergii 'Admiration'

Japanese barberry

compact, low growing variety with lovely orange-red leaves with a yellow edge. Good orange autumn colour

 
MULTIBUY Any 10+ £11.00 each
£14.50 each 
BERBERIS thunbergii atropurpurea

BERBERIS thunbergii atropurpurea

Japanese barberry, Purple-leafed barberry

best purple foliage berberis

 
MULTIBUY Any 10+ £11.00 each
£14.50 each 
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BERBERIS thunbergii 'Atropurpurea-nana'

BERBERIS thunbergii 'Atropurpurea-nana'

Japanese barberry, Purple-leafed barberry

dwarf purple berberis

 
MULTIBUY Any 10+ £11.00 each
£14.50 each 
BERBERIS thunbergii 'Aurea'

BERBERIS thunbergii 'Aurea'

Golden-leafed barberry, Japanese barberry

bright gold foliage

 
MULTIBUY Any 10+ £11.00 each
£14.50 each 
BERBERIS thunbergii 'Red Chief'

BERBERIS thunbergii 'Red Chief'

Japanese barberry

deep reddish purple leaves on bright red stems

 
MULTIBUY Any 10+ £11.00 each
£14.50 each 
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BERBERIS thunbergii 'Rose Glow'

BERBERIS thunbergii 'Rose Glow'

Japanese barberry

leaves of young shoots purple, mottled silvery pink and bright rose, becoming purple later

 
MULTIBUY Any 10+ £11.00 each
£14.50 each 

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