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Berberis thunbergiiCompact Barberry

Berberis thunbergii
Berberis Green (Berberis thunbergii) Leaf and Buds Close UpBerberis Green (Berberis thunbergii) Leaf Close Up

Berberis thunbergiiCompact Barberry

From: 2.79
Berberis Thunbergii's green foliage is deciduous, falling after turning shades of orange and red in the autumn.More InformationMore Information
  • 12 Month Plant Guarantee
  • Slow Growth Rate
  • Blue Flowers
  • Deciduous
  • Grows to 4m
  • 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

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
Green Berberis 40/60cm bare root
2.79
5 to 7per metre
Green Berberis 40/60cm 2L pot
6.996.49
3 to 5per metre
Green Berberis 40/60cm 2L pot x 50
323.99299.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 240 for free delivery
3 to 5per metre
Individual Plants
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Product Details
Product Details

Compact Barberry Hedge Plants Description

Berberis Thunbergii (Japanese Barberry) is compact and slow growing, so they are ideal for low (ideal at up to 1m) but prickly hedges and are a very good option as an alternative to Box (Buxus sempervirens hedging) - especially if you have Box blight in the garden. You can see heaps of low growing hedging plants in our dedicated section, as well as other alternatives to Box hedging in our Box Blight and Box Hedge Guide.

Berberis Thunbergii has green leaves and is deciduous. It boasts orange flowers in spring and red, jewel like fruits drip from 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. They should be trimmed after flowering. See all of our Berberis options in our ultimate 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 range of evergreen hedging plants, hedges with berries and our hedging with colourful foliage.

Berberis as a species is ideal as an intruder deterrent, being thorny or spiny in nature, whilst also being appealing visually. To see our full range of security hedging species, see our Intruder Proof Hedging page.

Prices shown are the price per plant. Planting distance is very much a matter of choice. For bare roots, 3 plants per metre is adequate, 5 is good, 7 makes a dense hedge quicker. Pot grown plants have recommended densities shown but you can increase or reduce this density dependent on your budget and level of patience.

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

If you would like further advice in order to decide which the right hedge is for you, we'd recommend that you visit our Choosing the Right Species page which has suggestions and alternatives for every wish list, requirement or situation.

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 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 60 incl VAT) Orders of 60 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

It's Quick! - most orders are despatched within 3-7 working days!! (Some trees can be 7-10 days see product pages for info.)

Next Day Delivery is Available - We can offer next day delivery on eligible species and sizes for an additional £12 incl VAT. Call 01257 263 873 to find out if your order is eligible.

It's Convenient - no need to wait in all day to sign, we don't need a signature (the odd, larger order may require a signature but will be delivered at a mutually agreeable time)

It's Tried & Tested - we use only couriers who have shown consistency in their efficiency & care

* 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.
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