Product Code: BTA-BR-20/40
Qty In Stock:
|50 or more
Purple Berberis - Berberis thunbergii atropurpurea Bareroot
Purple leaf Berberis is compact, dense, prickly variety and great security defense. Purple Berberis has reddish - purple deciduous leaves turning bright red in autumn. The Berberis stems bear sharp spines and the wood inside the stem is yellow in colour. Flowers are pale yellow, flushed red in spring with vivid red berries in autumn. This Purple Berberis is ideal for ushering in colour for the spring to informal borders. Berberis is again the best natural security barrier as its sharp spikes will keep intruders and unwanted visitors away.
Common Name: Japanese Barberry
Variety: altropurpurea (purple)
Rate of Growth: Slow to Medium (10-15cm per year)
Skill Level: Beginner
Planting Location: Full sun, partial shade
Soil Type: Tolerates almost all soil types, moist and well draining
pH: neutral, acid, alkaline
Fertilise: Rootgrow upon initial planting and thereafter
Planting Distance: 3 per metre single row
Height: 1-1.5 metres
Spread: 1-1.5 metres
**Scot Plants Direct can only supply bareroot plants when they are dormant during the winter months from November to April annually.
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