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Berberis thunbergii 'Atropurpurea' - Japanese Barberry Bush

 

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Berberis thunberrgii is a thorny shrub from Japan, commonly called the Japanese barberry.

'Atropurpurea' is one of the most attractive cultivar forms for the garden and is commonly called the red leaf barberry. Pictures below.

Red barberry bushes are a very popular hedge plant choice growing up to 2m.

  • Easy to grow
  • Fast growing
  • Attractive red new leaves
  • Spectacular scarlet autumn leaves
  • Red berries good for birds
  • Tolerates sun or shade
  • Tolerates poor soils and drought
  • Brambley hedge - good security

The small dwarf form called 'Atropurpurea Nana' makes an excellent low red barberry hedge.

 
       
 

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Red barberry bushes make a great brambley hedge
Red barberry bushes

Red barberry picture - scarlet new leaves
red barberry bush new leaves

 

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