Berberis hedging

If you’re looking for plants that serve as a practical boundary and are also beautiful to look at, our berberis hedges could be ideal. Berberis shrubs make a fantastic prickly hedge that can enhance the look of any garden and, as an added bonus, they provide winter fuel for wildlife.

Berberis hedging plants can be evergreen or deciduous and they’re characterised by their spiny foliage in greens or purples that changes colour from autumn through to winter. They typically bloom in spring with small, delicate yellow or orange flowers in clusters, and this is followed by small berries that serve as fruit for birds. The plants also make the perfect safe haven for birds, who will use them to nest in as the prickles offer protection from a host of different predators.

Hardy shrubs, they’re able to thrive in most well-drained soils and they’re easy to grow and care for. They also respond well to being trimmed, meaning it’s simple to keep them in shape.

On our website, you’ll find an impressive selection of great value berberis hedging plants for sale, each with their own unique characteristics. Like all of our hedging plants, they’re professionally grown and nurtured at our 30 acre site in Cheshire, so you can be sure they are of the highest quality.

 

Choosing the right berberis for your garden

 

There are many different varieties of berberis to choose from, ranging in size from dwarf species such as Admiration that only grow to around 50cm and are perfect for planting in rock gardens to larger plants like the Red Chief that can reach 150cm in height. These taller varieties are popular as barrier hedges because their thorns are great for keeping unwanted animals or visitors out. Bear in mind that whether you choose an evergreen or deciduous variety, it will keep its spikes year-round and therefore offer protection throughout the seasons.

You can choose from a range of attractive colours. For example, the Pink Queen variety has striking red leaves speckled with pink, while the Diabolicum has yellow to yellow-green leaves that are edged with red when young. The leaves then mature to orange-yellow in autumn. Another great choice, the Harlequin has deep purple leaves that are flecked with pink and cream. Given the variety of options available, you won’t struggle to find berberis shrubs that complement the look of your garden.

How to grow and care for your berberis

Berberis are hardy plants that can grow in exposed sites and tolerate moist soil types, with the exception of waterlogged ground. They can be planted in shade or sun, although they tend to do best in sunny locations as this encourages them to fruit.

It’s a good idea to prune the plants ‘little and often’ as this makes it easy to keep them under control and in good shape. As with most plants, they benefit from being fed, and we suggest using chicken pellets as this means you can’t overdo it.

 

More information

 

If you’d like more information about these plants to help you make the right choice for your outdoor area, simply click the links on this page or contact us. You reach our experts by phone or online form and we’ll be delighted to answer your questions and offer more in-depth advice. You can even call into our Cheshire nursery to speak to us in person. You’ll find us on Free Green Lane, Lower Peover, Knutsford.

 

Once you’ve decided which berberis hedging plants you want, you can make your purchase over our website, via our order line or at our nursery.

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  1. Berberis thunbergii Aurea 3 Litre Pot
    Berberis thunbergii Red Pillar 3 Litre Pot
    £4.85

    Ideal hedger or a great addition to the flower border. Grows upright and bushy. Learn More
  2. Berberis Darwinii Compacta 3 Litre Pot
    Berberis Darwinii 3 Litre Pot
    £4.85

    Berberis Darwinii beautiful evergreen shrub glossy foliage and attractive flowers... An ideal hedging option Learn More
  3. Berberis thunbergii Aurea 3 Litre Pot
    Berberis thunbergii Gold Ring 3 Litre Pot
    £4.85

    Berberis thunbergii Gold Ring are an unusual shrub with red foliage edge in yellow... ideal hedger or a great addition to the flower border Learn More
  4. Berberis Harlequin
    Berberis Pink Queen Hedging 3 Litre Pot
    £4.85

    Berberis thunbergii Pink Queen are deciduous, spiny shrubs that have red leaves splattered with bright pink. Racemes of small, red- tinged pale yellow flowers. Learn More
  5. Berberis Buxifolia Nana 3 Litre Pot
    Berberis Darwinii Compacta 3 Litre Pot
    £4.85

    Small deep green holly like leaves with strongly spined margins. Clusters of yellow flowers Learn More
  6. Berberis Darwinii 3 Litre Pot
    Berberis Diabolicum 3 Litre Pot
    £5.35

    Berberis Diabolicum is a deciduous compact shrub with arching stems that have rounded yellow-to yellow-green leaves edged with red when young maturing to orange-yellow in autumn. Learn More
  7. Berberis Darwinii 3 Litre Pot
    Berberis Maria 3 Litre Pot
    £5.35

    Berberis Maria is a stunning variety, a deciduous upright shrub with golden-leaves, which keeps its colour, pale yellow flowers in spring Learn More
  8. Berberis Darwinii 3 Litre Pot
    Berberis Admiration 3 Litre Pot
    £5.35

    Berberis Admiration is a deciduous, dwarf shrub with striking leaf colouring. Foliage is glowing orange-red with each leaf developing a thin golden-yellow marginal ring in summer Learn More
  9. Berberis Darwinii 3 Litre Pot
    Berberis Orange Rocket 3 Litre Pot
    £5.40

    Berberis Admiration is a deciduous, upright shrub. Leaves emerge rusty orange when young maturing to green for the summer and brilliant orange / red in autumn. Scented yellow flowers in spring followed by red fruits Learn More
  10. Berberis Harlequin 5 Litre Pot
    Berberis Bagatelle 2 Litre Pot
    £7.95

    Wine red foliage with pale straw coloured flowers and crimson red berries in autumn. Can also be used for dwarf low hedging. Learn More
  11. Berberis Harlequin 5 Litre Pot
    Berberis Harlequin Hedging 2 Litre Pot
    £7.95

    Heavily mottled pink, red and purple foliage with soft pink flowers and crimson red berries in autumn. Pretty for a border as well as a tight thorny hedge. Learn More
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