Berberis or Barberries
These are a garden favourite. There are a mix of varieties that vary from evergreen and deciduous, mound forming shrubs. They have bright attractive foliage and bear small red to yellow berries in Autumn. Berberis have plenty of thorns so are commonly used as a security hedge.
Where to Site Your Berberis
Barberry shrubs range in size from dwarf species suitable for rock gardens to larger specimens which are ideal for a shrub border or a security hedge. Also good as pot plants. An excellent versatile shrub.
How to Grow and Look After you Berberis
They are very easy to grow and maintain. They grow well in most well drained soils. In sun or partial shade.
Respond very well to being trimmed and should be done after flowering to maintain a neat shape.