Berberis thunbergii Atropurpurea-Japanese barberry-Hedge
Every established plant at less than £1.75 Colour-changing evergreen red to purple leaves Royal Horticultural Society Plants for Pollinators...Read More
- Every established plant at less than £1.75
- Colour-changing evergreen red to purple leaves
- Royal Horticultural Society Plants for Pollinators variety
- Flowers every spring, fruits every autumn
- Effective hedge plant
- Suits exposed gardens
- Suits coastal gardens
- Happy in sun or shade
- Happy in any soils, dry or moist
Get Berberis thunbergii Atropurpurea in your garden for an evergreen hedge perfect for wildlife; in early summer your barberry plants put up lots of dainty yellow flowers with red tinges, attractive to pollinating insects like hoverflies. By early autumn these flowers turn into red berries, favoured by garden birds like tits, blackbirds and winter-visiting thrushes like redwings.
Your barberry Berberis thunbergii Atropurpurea plants form a hedge which provides vital shelter for garden wildlife including amphibians and mammals such as hedgehogs and woodmice. Shelter is important in winter so animals are protected against cold adverse weather and in the summer too when they can stay clear of the hot summer sun.
Your plants arrive as bare-root specimens which means they have a central bare and dormant stem with a collection of roots. At this point your bare root specimens are perfect to plant from September to March so the roots settle in over the winter, becoming tough and productive before they put on a great show of evergreen stems from spring.
Position your plants around 60cm (2ft) apart and they will come together to form a hedge. Consider planting some temporary bedding to add colour and fragrance and keep weeds down while you wait for your plants to cover the bare soil.
Every November trim your plants lightly to keep them in shape for a more formal hedge or leave to create a wilder and less formal look.
10 bare-root plants.
Height: 1.5m / 5ft if untrimmed.