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BERBERIS thunbergii 'Atropurpurea'
Thunberg Barberry


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:: Berberidaceae :: BERBERIS :: thunbergii :: 'Atropurpurea'
  • Type of products available: 1/1A8, 1/1

Main asset

Use for free or pruned low hedge, or defensive hedge. Contrasts well with yellow foliage or blooms (Forsythia, Broom). Easy to grow.

Deciduous shrub with small leaves begining red in spring, then purple and finally turning bright red in autumn. In May, the yellow flowers contrast with the dark foliage. They are followed by red glossy berries when matured.

  • Uses: Low and medium hedges, defensive hedges, rockeries, shrub beds

Global caracteristics:

  • Type of foliage: deciduous
  • Habit: trained and flared
  • Height: 1 m x 2 m (3 ft x 6 ft)
  • Growth: medium
  • Flowering period: May
  • Époque de fructification : August-September

Shape and colours:

  • Foliage shape: oval
  • Foliage colour: purple
  • Foliage colour in autumn: red
  • Flowers shape: small bells
  • Flowers colour: yellow
  • Forme des fruits : ellipsoid berries
  • Couleur des fruits : red


  • Soil type: drained
  • Exposure: sun, part-shade
  • Hardiness: - 35 °C (-31 °F - USDA zone 3b)