Berberis plant Catalogue – Shrubs

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Berberis – Evergreen and deciduous, shrubs most having spiny stems and the leaves on evergreen are often spiny. Will grow in full sun or partial shade in well drained, moist soil.

Berberis buxifolia ‘Pygmea’ (Was Berberis buxifolia `Nana’) A few yellow flowers in March and April. Dark green leaves, greyish below, evergreen. Height a dwarf shrub to about 45cm. Spread 45cm. E
Berberis candidula Bright yellow flowers in May and June, oval, purple berries in the autumn. Leaves are narrowly oblong, glossy, dark green, white beneath, evergreen. Height and spread a dwarf shrub to about 0.6 metres. E
Berberis x carminea ‘Pirate King’ Small, yellow, flowers in April and May followed by large, translucent, orange-red berries. Mid-green leaves, deciduous. Height upright growing, 1 to 1.2 metres. Spread 1 to 1.2 metres. D
Berberis darwiniiB.erberis darwinii AGM  Dense clusters of orange-yellow flowers in May are followed by plum coloured fruits.  Three pointed dark green leaves, evergreen. Height and Spread 1.5 to 2 metres. E
Berberis dictophylla AGM    Pale yellow  flowers in May are followed by red berries covered with a white bloom. Young stems covered with a white bloom, grey-green leaves, white below, deciduous. Height arching growth to about 2 metres. Spread  1.5 to 2 metres. D
Berberis x hybridogagnepainii ‘Chenaultii’  Small y ellow flowers in April. Mid green spiny leaves, deciduous. Height and Spread a densed arching shrub to about 1 metre.  D
Berberis x interposita ‘Wallich’s Purple’ Yellow flowers in April and May. Dark green leaves, purplish young growth, the leaves also have a purplish sheen in winter, evergreen. Height an arching shrub 1.2 to 2 metres. Spread 1.2 to 1.8 metres. E

Berberis julianae AGM    Dense clusters of slightly scented, yellow, flowers in May are followed by blue-black fruits. Coppery, spiny edged, young leaves turn glossy, dark green, evergreen. Height a dense shrub up to 3 metres. Spread about 2.5 metres. E

Berberis Orange KingBerberis linearifolia ‘Orange King’   Bears large rich orange flowers in April and May. Glossy dark green leaves, spiny at the tip, evergreen. Height slow growing, erect shrub to 2 to 3 metres.  Spread 1 to 1.2 metres. E
Berberis Apricot QueenBerberis x lologensis ‘Apricot Queen’ AGM   Large rich apricot-yellow flowers in April and May. Glossy dark green leaves, some spiny others not, evergreen. Height slow growing, erect shrub about 2 metres.  Spread 1 to 1.2 metres. E
Berberis x media ‘Red Jewel’ AGM   Small yellow flowers in May. Broad, metallic purple, spiny, leaves, deciduous. Height and Spread about 1 metre. D

Berberis ottawensis SuperbaBerberis x ottawensis f.purpurea ‘Superba’ AGM   Yellow flowers in April and May then red berries. Large, matt purple leaves, deciduous. Height about 1.5 to 3 metres. Spread 1.5 to 2.5 metres. D

Berberis ‘Red Tears’  Pale yellow flowers in April and May followed by drooping clusters of waxy, red, berries. Large, green, leaves turn red in the autumn, deciduous. Height 1 to 2 metres.  Spread 1 to 1.5 metres. D

Berberis stenophyllaBerberis x stenophylla AGM  Masses of golden-yellow flowers in April and May followed by small, blue-black berries. Small, narrow, dark green, young shoots purplish, evergreen. Height 2 to 3 metres.  Spread 3 to 4 metres.  E

Berberis x stenophylla  ‘Claret Cascade’  Rich orange flowers flushed scarlet, April and May, followed by small, blue-black berries. Small, narrow, dark green, young shoots purplish, evergreen. Height up to 2 metres. Spread about 2.5 metres. E

Berberis stenophylla IrwiniiBerberis x stenophylla  ‘Irwinii’  Deep yellow flowers in April and May. Small narrow, dark green, leaves, evergreen. Height a small arching shrub up to 1 metre. Spread about 1 metre. E

Berberis temolaica AGM   Pale yellow flowers in April and May are followed by egg-shaped, red, berries covered with a white bloom.  Young shoots and leaves greyish turning darker with age. Height about 3 metres. Spread 1.5 to 2.5 metres. D

Berberis thunbergii AGM   Pale yellow flowers in April followed by bright red berries. Green leaves turn red in the autumn, deciduous. Height 1.2 to 2 metres. Spread 1.2 to 1.5 metres. D

Berberis thunbergii atropurpureaBerberis thunbergii f.atropurpurea  Pale yellow flowers in April followed by plum coloured berries. Rich, reddish-purple foliage turns bright red in autumn, deciduous. Height 1.5 to 1.8 metres. Spread 1.2 to 1.5 metres. D

Berberis thunbergii f. atropurpurea AdmirationBerberis thunbergii f.atropurpurea ‘Admiration’ Rarely flowers. Glossy red leaves with a yellow edge from spring to late summer turning red in the autumn, deciduous. Height and Spread a dwarf shrub to about 0.5 metres. D
Berberis thunbergii Atropurpurea NanaBerberis thunbergii f.atropurpurea ‘Atropurpurea Nana’ AGM   Yellow flowers occasionally in May. Reddish purple leaves from spring to late summer turning red in the autumn, deciduous. Height and Spread a dwarf shrub to about 0.5 metres. D
Berberis thunbergii BagatelleBerberis thunbergii f.atropurpurea ‘Bagatelle’  Yellow flowers occasionally in May. Reddish purple leaves from spring to late summer turning red in the autumn, deciduous. Height and Spread a dwarf shrub to about 0.3 metres rounder and neater in habit than ‘Atropuropurea Nana’. D

Berberis thunbergii f.atropurpurea ‘Dart’s Red Lady’  Yellow flowers in May. Large almost purple black shiny leaves turning red in the autumn, deciduous. Height and Spread about 1 metre. D

Berberis thunbergii Golden RingBerberis thunbergii f.atropurpurea ‘Golden Ring’ AGM Purple leaves with a fine yellow line around the edge, scarlet to red in the autumn, deciduous. Height about 1 to 1.5 metres. Spread 0.5 to 1 metre. D

Berberis thunbergii HarlequinBerberis thunbergii f.atropurpurea ‘Harlequin’ Yellow flowers in May. Beautiful purplish pink leaves heavily mottled with pink, deciduous. Height and Spread about 1 metre. D

Berberis thunbergii Helmond PillaBerberis thunbergii f.atropurpurea ‘Helmond Pillar’ Small yellow flowers in April and May followed by blood red berries. Rich purple leaves scarlet tinted in autumn, deciduous. Height Very upright growing,  1 to 1.2 metres. Spread 0.3 to 0.45 metres.  D

Berberis thunbergii f.atropurpurea ‘Red Chief’ AGM Yellow flowers in May, followed by plum coloured berries. Small, shiny, dark purple leaves, deciduous. Height 1.5 to 1.8 metres. Spread 1.2 to 1.5 metres. D

Berberis thunbergii Rose GlowBerberis thunbergii f.atropurpurea ‘Rose Glow’ AGM  Yellow flowers in May. Leaves on the young shoots are purple, mottled silver-pink and bright rose-pink, deciduous. Height and Spread about 1 metre. D

Berberis thunbergii f.atropurpurea ‘Rosy Rocket’ Small yellow flowers in April and May followed by blood red berries. Purple leaves, splashed and marked pink, deciduous. A very upright, slow growing shrub, to 1.2 metres. Spread 0.3 to 0.45 metres.
Berberis thunbergii Bonanza GoldBerberis thunbergii ‘Bonanza Gold’ Insignificant flowers. Yellow leaves on spiny stems. Height and Spread not much more than 30cm.
Berberis thunbergii DiabolicumBerberis thunbergii ‘Diabolic’ Insignificant flowers. Young leaves splashed red turning yellow and then red in the autumn, deciduous. Height 50cm. Spread about 50cm. Best in partial shade to avoid sun scorch.

Berberis thunbergii ErectaBerberis thunbergii ‘Erecta’  Small yellow flowers in April and May followed by blood red berries. Green leaves turning scarlet, red or pink in the autumn, deciduous. Height very upright growing, 0.9 to 1 metre.  Spread 0.3 to 0.45 metres. D

Berberis thunbergii Golden RocketBerberis thunbergii ‘Golden Rocket’ Small yellow flowers in April and May may be followed by blood red berries. Golden yellow leaves, deciduous. Height Very upright growing,  0.9 to 1 metre. Spread 0.3 to 0.45 metres.  D
Berberis thunbergii KoboldBerberis thunbergii ‘Kobold’ Yellow flowers occasionally in May. Green leaves from spring to late summer turning red in the autumn, deciduous. Height and Spread a dwarf shrub to about 0.3 metres. D
Berberis thunbergii ‘Orange Rocket’ Small yellow flowers in April and May followed by blood red berries. Orange-red leaves, turn brighter in autumn, deciduous. A slow growing, upright shrub with a height to 1.2 metres. Spread 0.3  to 0.45 metres.
Berberis verruculosa AGM  Golden yellow flowers in May which may be followed by blue black fruits. Has glossy, dark green leaves, with blue-white undersides, evergreen. Height slowly to 1 to 1.5 metres. Spread 1 to 1.5 metres. E
Berberis wilsoniae  Yellow flowers in April and May followed by masses of coral berries in the autumn. Small sea green leaves, good autumn tints, deciduous. Height a dense shrub to 1.5 metres.  Spread about 1.5 metres. D