Common Name: Purple Barberry
Species: thunbergii atropurpureum
Skill Level: Beginner
Exposure: Full sun, Partial shade
Soil type: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Chalky/alkaline, Dry, Moist
Spacing: 3 Plants Per Metre
Deep reddish-brown thorny branches of this Berberis make it an attractive yet impenetrable hedge. They produce yellow flowers in spring and vibrant red berries in the autumn, so they make a versatile and colourful addition to anyone's garden. Purple Barberry growth rate is up to 15-20cm per year. If planted 3 or 4 per metre for a dense hedge.