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Commonly known as Barberry
spine-tipped leaves 2-3cm (¾-1¼ins) long.
Medium shrub Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
Compact, with arching stems. Produces solitary flowers 2cm (¾in) across, followed by white-bloomed, dark-purple fruit to 1cm (½in) long.
Hardy - cold winter Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
Berries These plants have berries.
Pests & Diseases
aphids, powdery mildew.
Place of origin
Coastal / windswept
Elliptic see photos above
Pruning group 5
Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs that require minimal pruning.
Action: Trim or lightly cut back shoots that spoil symmetry. Deadhead regularly.
When: Annually after flowering.
RHS group 8
Tolerates all - any well-drained soil.