Berberis thunbergii atropurpurea – Japanese Barberry

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Berberis thunbergii atropurpurea – Japanese Barberry

Berberis thunbergii atropurpurea - Japanese Barberry  plants & all aspects of hedging including box hedging within the Chichester Winchester Tangmere Bognor Portsmouth Bournemouth Guildford Andover Southampton Brighton West Sussex Hampshire Surrey Dorset New Forest Greater London Wiltshire areas
Sizes Supplied Item Price (£) + VAT Type
1.75 P9

Key: Type – P9 = Container Size | RB = Root Ball

Details / Key Facts

Berberis thunbergii atropurpurea Japanese Barberry, is a dense, deciduous, spiny shrub which grows 0.6 to 2.5m high. It has deeply grooved brown spiny branches with a single spine at each shoot node. The leaves are green to blue-green (reddish or purple in some horticultural variants), very small spatula to oval shaped. The flowers are pale yellow and around 5–8mm in diameter, produced in drooping 1-1.5cm long umbrella-shaped clusters of 2 to 5. Flowering is from mid spring to early summer. The edible fruit is a glossy bright red to orange-red, ovoid berry containing a single seed. They mature during late summer and fall and persist throughout the the winter.

Key Facts

  • Common name: Burkwood Osmanthus
  • Botanical name: Osmanthus burkwoodii
  • Group: Small Hedge 
  • Flowering time: Spring
  • Soil: Clay, Chalk, Sand, Loam
  • Height and spread: 1-1.5 metres and 1-1.5 metres
  • Aspect: South-facing or North-facing or West-facing or East-facing. Full Sun or Partial Shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Difficulty: Easy

How To Grow

Grows in any soil except waterlogged. A sunny position will encourage fruiting and autumn colour

Propagate by seed or from semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types
Low Maintenance Hedging & Screens Banks and Slopes Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden


Burkwood Osmanthus, Osmanthus burkwoodii can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs with spiny shoots bearing simple, often spine-toothed leaves, and small yellow or orange flowers in axillary clusters or racemes, followed by small berries

Further Information
Burkwood Osmanthus, Osmanthus burkwoodii is a spiny medium-sized deciduous shrub of compact habit. Leaves obovate, 2-3cm, turning red and orange in autumn. Flowers solitary, yellow, flushed red on sepals. Glossy bright scarlet berries


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