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Barberry

Berberis thunbergii

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Also known as

Japanese Barberry, Japanese Berberis, Thunberg's Barberry, Purple-leaf barberry, Golden-leaved berberis

Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H7

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.5m

Max

1.5m

1m

Min

1m

20 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Barberry Overview

This species will produce ornamental foliage and berries, which will persist throughout the winter; they are attractive to the birds. It is a good choice for the inner city gardener since it is tolerant of pollution.

Common problems with Barberry

Special features of Barberry

Attractive flowers

Attracts bees

Hedge plant

Other uses of Barberry

Border, hedging, edging, foliage, ornamental, fruit, specimen, banks. Spring interest.

Spring Flowering Garden Shrubs

These spring flowering shrubs are great additions, providing pollinators with habitat, shelter and food.

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