Bareroot Purple Berberis thunbergii atropurpurea

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Misc Shrub, Wildlife Value
Shade Partial Shade
Area Coastal Areas, Exposed Windy Areas
Soil Acidic, Alkaline/Chalky, Poor/Dry
Colour Yellow/Gold
Type Hedging
Also Good Autumn Colour, Berries

Berberis thunbergii atropurpurea

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40/60 cm Out of Stock £2.82Out of Stock£2.10Out of Stock£1.98Out of Stock£1.86Out of Stock£1.50
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Berberis Thunbergii Atropurpurea Hedging

Berberis thunbergii Atropurpurea is the purple-red leaved variety of Japanese Barberry. With its vandal-proof, vicious spines and springy, arching stems, this medium sized shrub makes a very good prickly hedge or specimen bush. It is an ornamental plant, decked out with small yellow, pink-tinged flowers in spring that mature into bright red, inedible berries in summer. The small leaves are purple for most of the year, bursting into a red Autumn display. It is a thorny shrub that makes a great hedge plant, suitable for any well drained soil. Berberis thunbergii Atropurpurea is quite shade tolerant and is good for hedges up to 2-3 metres high.

View our selection of berberis hedging or see our full range of hedging plants.

Berberis thunbergii Atropurpurea hedge plants are delivered bareroot during winter (Nov-March) and pot-grown year round. Bareroot bushes are cheaper than pot grown plants. Pot grown shrubs are available in the largest sizes.

Choosing a size:
When you are ordering Berberis thunbergii Atropurpurea plants for a hedge, we generally recommend that you use plants that are graded at 40/60cms. They are cheaper than larger plants, easier to handle and they will establish well in poor conditions. All our hedge plants are measured by their height in centimetres above the ground (the roots or pots aren't measured).

Spacing a Purple Barberry hedge:

Plant Berberis Atropurpurea hedging at 3 plants per metre, 33cms apart.

History & uses of Red Japanese Barberry: This species was introduced to Europe from Japan in the 1860's and these red-purple forms were cultivated in the early 20th Century.

  • Small box

    (Orders containing only bulbs, seedlings or rooted cuttings)

    £7.20

    including VAT per order

    FREE

    For ORDERS
    Over £60 inc VAT

  • Standard box

    (Bareroots up to
    1.2m)

    £11.40

    including VAT per order

    FREE

    For ORDERS
    Over £60 inc VAT

  • Large box

    (Pots up to
    and incl. 7.5L)

    £15.00

    including VAT per order

    FREE

    For ORDERS
    Over £100 inc VAT

  • Trees & Hedging

    (Bareroots &
    trees 1.2m+)

    £18.00

    including VAT per order

    FREE

    For ORDERS
    Over £120 inc VAT

  • Pallets

    (Root balls, large pots,
    trees etc)

    £60.00

    including VAT per order

    FREE

    For ORDERS
    Over £240 inc VAT


Bareroot planting is best done between October and April
Bareroot and potted - what's the difference?

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