Berberis thunbergii - Cultivation Notes
Berberis will flourish in most well drained soils, tolerating all but the poorest of soils. Plant in full sun for best foliage and flowering. Berberis is fully hardy - tolerating exposed locations. Prune to shape in spring - removing older wood to base.
Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage
Strengths of Berberis thunbergii:
- Attractive autumn colour
- Spiney growth can deter unwanted visitors!
- All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
- Ideal for fast growing screening
- Suitable for container growing
- Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
- Fruit / berry producing
- Tolerates cold exposed locations
- Tolerates heavy clay soils
Weaknesses of Berberis thunbergii
- Spiney plant - can scratch young children and gardeners!
Design & Plant Use for Berberis thunbergii:
- Provides extended interest with blossom, berries and autumn colour
- Ideal flowering shrub for problem clay soils
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Common Missspellings: Berbaris, Berberas, Barberis, Burbaris, Burberis