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Berberis thunbergii 'Harlequin'

Japanese Barberry

from £29.50

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A very attractive shrub with ovate purple-red leaves tinged with pink and cream on spiny stems.  Its pale yellow flowers in spring are tinged with red and followed by dark red glossy berries.  In autumn the leaves turn a stunning scarlet red before dropping for the winter.  A bright addition to the garden, happy in most sunny or part shaded position.  Easy, Hardy.  Height up to 1 metre.  Can be used as a low hedge, or a specimen shrub.  Works well in cottage, formal or coastal gardens.  Grows in any fertile, well drained soils.

  • Position: Full sun/part shade
  • Soil: Any fertile, well drained soil
  • Eventual Size: 1 metre
  • Habit: Bushy
  • Foliage: Purple/red, pinky/cream
  • Common Names: Japanese barberry 'Harlequin'
Eventual Size of Berberis thunbergii 'Harlequin' Eventual Size of Berberis thunbergii 'Harlequin'
Eventual size after 10 years
Plant Care

Add good quality compost to existing soil when planting, top mulch in the autumn. Prune in late spring or autumn if required.

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