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Berberis thunbergii atropurpurea 'Harlequin'
Japanese Barberry - 3 litres

Berberis thunbergii atropurpurea 'Harlequin' Japanese Barberry - 3 litres

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  • Berberis thunbergii atropurpurea 'Harlequin' Japanese Barberry - 3 litres
  • Berberis thunbergii atropurpurea 'Harlequin' Japanese Barberry - 3 litres
  • Berberis thunbergii atropurpurea 'Harlequin' Japanese Barberry - 3 litres
  • Berberis thunbergii atropurpurea 'Harlequin' Japanese Barberry - 3 litres
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£12.00 0850002581 Category: Plants > Shrubs > Deciduous Shrubs
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Berberis thunbergii 'Harlequin' is a popular, easy colourful small hardy shrub with leaves unfolding purple at first, becoming heavily mottled pink and turning ruby-red in autumn. Clusters of pale yellow flowers opening from maroon buds in spring are followed by shiny blood red berries. Ideal in a shrub or mixed border-looks good with Caryopteris.

Height and spread 1.5m by 1.2m (5ft x 4ft). Thrives in most well-drained soils, with best foliage colour and berrying in full sun.

Little pruning is required, but after 2 or 3 years cut a few of the oldest shoots down to the base after flowering to promote vigorous new growth.

RHS Award of Garden Merit.

British nursery grown.

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Awards RHS Award of Garden Merit
Berry colour Red
Botanical name Berberis thunbergii atropurpurea
British nursery grown Y
Common name Japanese Barberry
Drought resistance N
Flower colour Yellow, Red
Flowering time Spring
Foliage Deciduous
Foliage colour Purple, Variegated/Patterned Pink
Fragrance N
Guarantee Lifetime Guarantee
Habit Bushy
Plant type Deciduous Shrubs
Season of interest Spring, Summer, Autumn
Size 3 litres
Time to maturity 2 - 5 years
Ultimate height 1.1m - 1.5m
Ultimate spread 1.1m - 1.5m

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