Berberis Purple (Berberis Thunbergii Atropurpurea) is a medium sized deciduous hedge that produces beautiful, delicate yellow flowers in spring that turn into glossy red berries come autumn. The leaves of the Berberis Purple are a purple/green colour during spring, turning to a dark plum in the summer. During the autumn the leaves turn to a stunning signal red.
Berberis makes for an excellent border and security hedge due to its many thorns. This prickly plant is suited to coastal and exposed sites and is happy in any soil that isn't wet.
Our Plants - We run a relatively small, independent nursery so our bare root plants are lifted to order rather than lifted and stored. Plants which are lifted to order are quicker to establish in Spring as their root systems spend less time out of the ground. Our plants are also grown in an exposed North West location and have had to deal with all nature can throw at them. They are supplied as tough, top quality bare root plants that will thrive on any site.
What is the difference between Standard and Premium spec?
From a growers point of view the difference is the speed the hedge will establish. While all our hedging stock is 2 years old the Premium plants will create a hedge that is a year ahead of the Standard spec for the reasons stated below.