Purple Berberis - Berberis thunbergii atropurpurea
- Berberis plants have thorns and spikes for keeping unwanted visitors away - natural security barrier
- Supplied 30-40cm (12-16in) Bareroot, ready to plant in the garden
- Price Includes VAT
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.
Where to Plant
Plant full sun to dappled shade, well-draining soil. Water well for the first year to establish the plants. Plant 3-4 per metre for single row hedge, or 5-7 for double staggered row denser hedge.
**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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