Berberis thunb. ‘Atropurpurea’




Berberis thunb. Atropurpurea is one of the least demanding and easy to grow of the deciduous barberries. A good shrub for year-round interest, it boasts dark red-purple leaves, which contrast with small, red-tinted, pale-yellow flowers in mid-spring. In autumn the leaves turn a brilliant shade of red before falling.

Grow Berberis thunb. Atropurpurea, in moist but well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade. Prune straggly stems in autumn.

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