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Berberis thunbergii atropurpurea Purple Compact Barberry

Berberis thunbergii atropurpurea
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Berberis thunbergii atropurpurea Purple Compact Barberry

From: 6.99
Berberis thunbergii atropurpurea (Purple Berberis) boasts beautiful dark purple foliage with yellow flowers that produce deep orange berries in autumn.Click here for more information.More Information
  • 12 Month Plant Guarantee
  • Slow Growth Rate
  • Yellow Flowers
  • Deciduous
  • Grows to 1.5m
  • Has Berries
  • Prickly
  • Planting Conditions: Suitable for normal, chalk and clay soils, full sun to semi shaded areas and inland, exposed and coastal sites
  • Growth Rate: Slow growing, expect 10-15cm a year
  • Height: Easily maintained at 0.5-1.5m
  • Bare root plants are shown in winter dormancy as a single bare root and a bundle for comparison. Please note if ordering 1 x bare root, this will be a single plant not a bundle unless shown as a multibuy item.

Step 1 - Select Root Type:

Bare Root

Bare Root

Pot Grown

Pot Grown

Root Ball

Root Ball

Instant Hedging

Instant Hedging

Step 2 - Select Size & Quantity:

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Height
cm
Price
inc VAT
Planting Density
Quantity
Purple Berberis 30/50cm 2L pot
6.99
3 to 7per metre
Purple Berberis 40/60cm 5L pot
16.99
3 to 7per metre
Purple Berberis 30/50cm 2L pot x 75
523.99486.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 240 for free delivery
3 to 7per metre
Purple Berberis 40/60cm 5L pot x 50
848.99769.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 240 for free delivery
3per metre
Individual Plants
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Product Details
Product Details

Purple Compact Barberry Hedge Plant Description

Berberis thunbergii atropurpurea (Purple Berberis) is compact and slow growing, so is ideal for low (ideal at up to 1m) but prickly hedges and is a very good option as a colourful alternative to Box (Buxus sempervirens hedging) - especially if you have Box blight in the garden. You can see lots of low growing hedging plants in our dedicated section.

Berberis thunbergii atropurpurea is immediately recognisable for its colourful, deep-purple leaves. Prince Charles is said to have a Purple Berberis hedge in one of the garden rooms at Highgrove! Berberis thunbergii atropupurpurea is deciduous and boasts yellow flowers in spring and orange fruits adorn its branches in late autumn. They are tough, easy to grow hedging plants which do well in virtually any soil and situation including coastal, though they do like sun or partial shade. See all of our guide to Berberis hedging plants.

For an alternative, slightly taller purple/red leafed prickly hedge, take a look at Berberis Red Leaf or, for a variegated pink/cream leaf, try Berberis Rose Glow. See also our entire range of evergreen hedging plants, hedges with berries and our hedging with colourful foliage.

Pot grown plants are available all year round. Bare roots are only available from november to late April/early May.

If a species of Berberis isn't exactly what you are looking for in a hedge, we have lots of alternatives and suggestions for all types of planting situations and feature preferences on our Choosing the Right Species page.

Further Information
Further Information

You’ll see our recommended planting densities for each size and root type listed next to the products below. We suggest that you use these as a guide, taking into consideration how long you’re willing to wait to see your finished hedge. As a rough indication bare roots can be planted at anything from 3 to 7 per metre and cell grown between 4 and 6 - the higher densities here would need to be planted in a double staggered row or zig-zag.

For more information on planting distances please see our planting density advice section. Prices shown are the price per plant unless otherwise stated.

Pruning Advice
Pruning Advice

Berberis thunbergii atropurpurea hedge trimming should be done immediately after flowering.

Delivery & Returns
Delivery & Returns

Free delivery is available on all orders providing they meet the minimum spend criteria for the size of box or pallet. Pallet deliveries and large box deliveries for tall plants are indicated by icons on the product table listings. Delivery costs and minimum order details for each packaging type are as follows:

Packaging TypeStandard Delivery ChargeMinimum Order Values (incl VAT) for FREE Delivery
Small Box (Bare Roots up to 1.2m)12 delivery charge (orders up to 100 incl VAT) Orders of 100 and over - FREE
Box (Pots up to and incl. 7.5L)12 delivery charge (orders up to 100 incl VAT) Orders of 100 and over - FREE
Large/Tall Box (Tall bare roots 1.2m +)18 delivery charge (orders up to 120 incl VAT)Orders of 120 and over - FREE
Pallet (Root balls, large pots, trees etc)60 delivery charge (orders up to 240 incl VAT)Orders of 240 and over - FREE

There are some exceptions to the standard delivery pricing structure, which relate to deliveries to more remote areas, overseas, or extremely tall plants requiring specialist delivery - for more information see the Delivery Information Page. (Please note that due to new Brexit rules, we are currently unable to export to both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.)

IDelivery Time - Please note that due to high demand, current delivery is 14-28 days! (Some trees can be 10-14 days delivery as standard - see product pages for info.)

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* Please note that delivery costs are based on the final order amount in your cart after any discounts have been applied.

Hedges Direct 12 Month Plant Guarantee

Our plants are guaranteed for 12 months after delivery subject to specific criteria. Visit our Hedges Direct Plant Guarantee Page for full details.
Please note that our current delivery timescale is 14-28 days

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