BERBERIS THUMBERGII 'ATROPURPUREA'
Photo: Rihard Pelko, Biotehnical Centre Naklo
Wild Hedges, Shorn Hedges, Grouping plants
Japan and Eastern Asia.
Fruits are showy and red coloured berries.
It typically grows to 3.5 cm. Leaves are ususally coloured into attractive orange, yellow and red casts.
Little yelowish flowers.
Berberis thunbergii is shade tolerant, and adapts to a variety of habitats ranging from closed canopy forests, to woodlands, wetlands, pastures and meadows.
With seeds and cuttings.
Berberis can be a deciduous or evergreen shrub with thorns. Leaves are often spine-toothed or sharp-edged. It may have small yellow or orange flowers, followed by fiery red berries.
Decorative useful value
Japanese barberry forms an excellent thorny hedge. It looks attractive when planted in groups or as a specimen. The fruits are also very nice, they look like little red balls.