['Berberis' - from the Arabic word berberys]
A hardy, deciduous red leaved shrub covered with sharp spines. It is excellent for hedging and as a ‘security shrub' under windows or for gaps in boundaries. Bunches of small yellow, sickly sweet flowers are produced in early spring, followed in the autumn by small red berries.
- Full sun
- Most well drained soils
- Up to 30 cm growth per year
- Prune to shape throughout the summer
- Mature height: 2m (6ft), or may be clipped to size
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