Berberis thunbergii Hedge
The deep reddish-brown thorny branches of this Berberis make an attractive but impenetrable hedge. They produce dainty straw-coloured flowers in spring and vibrant red berries in autumn, aversatile and colourful addition to your garden. Rate of growth approx 30cm per year.
Details Berberis thunbergii Hedge
- Very easy to grow
- Bee Friendly
- Blooms: April – May
- Leaf colour: Purple
- Full grown height: 1 m – 1.25 m
- Full grown width: 40 – 60 cm
- Plant location: Sun and semi shade
- Plant depth: 15 cm
- Plants required: 5 per metre
- Hardiness: -15 Celsius
- Preferred soil: Well drained
How to take care of Berberis Thunbergii Hedge
BE CAREFUL HANDLING Berberis Thunbergii Hedge AS IT HAS SHARP THORNS! For best results soak the roots for approx. 2 hrs. before planting and water well after planting and for the next few weeks. Berberis Thunbergii Hedge grows in almost any soil except waterlogged soil.
Place in a sunny position as it will encourage fruiting and spectacular autumn colour although it will tolerate partial shade. This slow-growing shrub can take years to reach its full height. For hedging plant 4 shrubs per meter, this will create an dense impermeable hedge.
Flowers are produced on new branches, prune back hard in spring removing all of the previous year’s branches to 3-4 pairs of live buds from the main stem.Berberis Thunbergii Hedge can be invasive.