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How much space does Berberis julianae (Barberry) need?

  • How much space does Berberis julianae (Barberry) need?

How wide does one plant Berberis julianae barberry grow. Also how far apart should they be. Thanks Stanley.

Comments (3)

  1. Grower

    The GPS Team

    Hi Tony. The eventual spread of the shrub 2.75-3.25m. You'll find this info on our plant records. So we would plant c. 3m apart, if you are planning a hedge. This particular Barberry has the fiercest spines on its leaves, making it a good barrier hedge. The eventual height is around 3m.

    We have added a photo to the post - a little ragged I'm afraid, but it shows well how the dark green leaves colour red in the autumn.

  2. Grower

    Jim Edwards

    Yes bit of a brute to prune this one.
    For a thick close hedge I would plant 1 metre apart.
    Flowers are fragrant and wonderful.
    You can grow similar to privet hedge, trim after flowering,
    Good luck

  3. Grower

    Stafford Lake Nursery

    It is a good hedge, and very burglar proof. I like Berberis in general. ottowensis Superba makes a great hedge, but is deciduous. darwinii and some of the hybrids have wonderful orange flowers. julianae is one of the spiniest plants I know. My father said that many years ago they used to have to dig and rootball them, which must have been fun!

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