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Purple Barberry Bare Root Hedging

Berberis thunbergii Atropurpurea Hedge Plants
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  • RRP £15.49
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  • SEASONAL AVAILABILITY - Bare Root plants are supplied from late November until Spring the following year.
  • CHARACTERISTICS - Berberis thunbergii Atropurpurea is best known for it's deep purple leaves with red/yellow flowers in spring followed by bright red fruits in autumn.
  • HEIGHT AND SPREAD - Supplied in their dormant state, Berberis grows at 1-2ft per year and can reach up to 1m+ at full maturity, but can be pruned to a relatively low form if required.
  • PLANTING TIPS - Bare-Root hedging is typically planted in a double staggered row of 5 plants per metre. Evergreen plants are generally planted to less density than deciduous plants, such is the nature of their dense foliage.

Berberis thunbergii Atropurpurea is commonly known as 'Purple Barberry' and is an extremely popular hedge that displays vibrant deep purple foliage in spring along with red/yellow flowers. In autumn the leaves change from deep purple to a fiery red before falling off as this is a deciduous shrub. You also get rich red fruits in winter as this hedge is a great feeding source for all birds and wildlife. This hedge is excellent for birds to nest in due to the protective thorns that will also keep inturders at bay.

Purple Barberry will do fine in any type of soil and can be planted inland and coastal areas. Berberis grows at around 1-2 feet per year but can be pruned to a manageable size.

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