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  • Berberis thunbergii atropurpurea

    Purple Berberis hedging

    From £2.99

    Berberis Thunbergii 'atropurpurea', or commonly known as Purple Berberis, is well liked for its beautiful dark purple foliage that stands out from the crowd. Purple Berberis will provde colour and texture to your garden with its yellow flowers and deep orange berries that produce in autumn.

    This purple variety of Berberis, known as Berberis thunbergii (atropurpurea) or Purple Berberis, is a fantastic hedging choice due to its vivid colours, thorny branches and produce of flowers and berries. This hedging plant and shrub will add colour and texture to your garden and can be planted alone as a stand out feature or amongst other Berberis hedging plants to create a real mixture of colours and textures. 

    The leaves on Purple Berberis are a rich, dark purple and in the sunlight they can glisten a lovely red shade that is really eye catching. Yellow flowers appear in the spring which stand out against the dark foliage. After flowering you, and the birds, are treated to glossy orange berries that hang from the arching branches, these berries will then turn red in the autumn. This variety of Berberis is deciduous meaning the leaves will fall off in the winter but not until they have turned a fiery display or orange and red. 

    Berberis thunbergii (atropurpurea) is slow growing so it is easily maintainable and they are ideal for a low hedging style. 

    More Information
    Berry Colour Orange
    Deciduous Yes
    Semi Evergreen No
    Evergreen No
    Flower Colour Yellow
    Grows Up To 1.5m
    Has Berries Yes
    Is Edible No
    Is Native No
    Intruder Proof Yes
    Privacy Hedge No
    Berberis thunbergii atropurpurea hedge trimming should be done immediately after flowering.

    1. Select Root Type

    Bare Root 

    Bare roots are young plants that are only planted when they are dormant, from November to March (weather dependant). We lift bare root plants and despatch them during the planting season but they can be pre-ordered in summer to guarantee your stock. As they are cheaper to grow, they are one of our most affordable hedge planting options and the cheapest way to plant a hedge.

    Root Ball 

    Root ball plants are also seasonal stock as they can only be lifted when they are dormant, from November to March (weather dependant). These plants are scooped out of the ground like an ice-cream using machinery to keep their root system intact and wrapped in bio-degradable, hessian sacks.  They are mature plants that provide dense coverage very early on, ideal for when you need a thick hedge quickly. Root ball hedging plants give an instant effect and are a cheaper alternative to instant trough grown hedging. 

    Pot Grown 

    Pot grown plants can be planted year round and they are our mose convenient option of hedging plants. They come in a wide range of sizes, from 10cm to 2.5m so they're suitable for the majority of planting requirements. From small 2L shrubs to large 15L extra tall hedging, there will be a pot grown plant for any garden type. 

    Instant Hedging 

    Our Instant Hedging is grown in troughs or bags that measure 50cm-1 metre in length and carefully clipped during the growing season to create a dramatic, instant hedge effect. If you are looking for a quick fix or an instant impact, Instant Trough Grown hedging is the solution for you. 

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    • Berberis thunbergii Atropurpurea Bare Root Bundle 40-60cm
      Berberis thunbergii Atropurpurea Bare Root Bundle 40-60cm
      40/60cm
      Bare Root
      Price £2.99
      Planting Density:
      5 to 7 per metre
      Image shows a bare root bundle
      Pre-order for Nov
    • Berberis thunbergii Atropurpurea Bare Root Bundle 60-90cm
      Berberis thunbergii Atropurpurea Bare Root Bundle 60-90cm
      60/90cm
      Bare Root
      Price £4.00
      Planting Density:
      5 to 7 per metre
      Image shows a bare root bundle
      Pre-order for Nov
    • Berberis thunbergii atropurpurea 30-50cm 2L pot grown
      Berberis thunbergii atropurpurea 30-50cm 2L pot grown
      30/50cm
      2L Pot Pot Grown
      Price £5.99
      Planting Density:
      3 to 7 per metre
    • Purple Berberis 40/60cm 2L pot x 75
      Purple Berberis 40/60cm 2L pot x 75
      40/60cm 2L pot x 75
      2L Pot Pot Grown
      Price £487.00
      Planting Density:
      3 to 7 per metre
      Pallet Delivery - min. Order

      This product requires a pallet delivery which is £60 or free on orders over £200.

    • Purple Berberis 60/90cm 5L pot x 50
      Purple Berberis 60/90cm 5L pot x 50
      60/90cm 5L pot x 50
      5L Pot Pot Grown
      Price £697.00
      Planting Density:
      3 per metre
      Pallet Delivery - min. Order

      This product requires a pallet delivery which is £60 or free on orders over £200.

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    More Information
    Berry Colour Orange
    Deciduous Yes
    Semi Evergreen No
    Evergreen No
    Flower Colour Yellow
    Grows Up To 1.5m
    Has Berries Yes
    Is Edible No
    Is Native No
    Intruder Proof Yes
    Privacy Hedge No

    Delivery Information

    • Orders £100 and over to mainland UK are delivered FREE for box deliveries
    • Our delivery lead time is 3-7 days.
    • Orders under £100 to mainland UK £4.99 (box delivery).
    • Orders requiring a pallet delivery, free delivery over £200 or a £60 pallet charge if the order is under £200.
    • Bespoke deliveries that require a dedicated vehicle is a charge of £300 or free on orders over £1000.
    • We can deliver to Scottish Highlands & Islands, Channel Islands, Isle of Wight and Isle Man, but the delivery cost will need to be quoted by one of our team, so please contact us on

    For some plants that are too heavy or too tall to be packed in cardboard boxes we use pallet deliveries. In these circumstances, we require a minimum order value of £200 for free delivery, or you can make a contribution towards the delivery cost. Look out for the information on product pages which explains this further where applicable and if your order is for less than £200 please call or email us to agree a delivery contribution. This requirement only applies to those plants where it is clearly indicated on the product page.

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