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Berberis thunbergii f. atropurpurea form

For sale by Grahame Oakey, Acorn Trees and Shrubs

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Many more rare/choice conifers and broad leaves, send message for full list. Prices are ex vat, ex nursery, 50% surcharge ex vat for orders under £250 ex vat. I currently have many broadleaves(large and small) to dispose of at little more than cost.

Plant Size
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70cm × 150cm

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Plant Finder: about Berberis thunbergii f. atropurpurea form

Common names

Japanese barberry, Barberry


Berberis thunbergii f. atropurpurea form (Japanese barberry). This deciduous, arching, dense shrub has reddish-purple foliage that will turn brilliant red in the autumn. Globose to cup-shaped, pale yellow flowers with tinges of red appear in mid-spring followed by red fruits.


Watch out for the thorns. They will withstand a heavy pruning to ground level in late winter.

Interest and use

Border, hedging, edging, foliage, ornamental, fruit

Italics = data drawn from parent genus or species

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Berberis thunbergii f. atropurpurea form | Rackenford, Tiverton, Devon, EX16 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018
  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Chalky
  • Soil pH5.5 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist or Dry

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    rare/choice conifers and some broadleaves too. Long needle pine and pinus parviflora specialist. Youngsters to specimen sizes- probably the most diverse collection of conifers for sale in the UK with many species & cultivars that I am sole UK supplier of- visit for the full stock list and picture file.

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