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  • Eventual height: 1.5m
  • Eventual spread: 1.5m

Berberis thunbergii 'Aurea'

golden Japanese barberry

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12 lt pot (0.4-0.6m) £69.99 £59.49
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This shrub is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: slow to average
  • Flowering period: April to June
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    A compact variety of berberis that is prized for its bright, golden yellow spring foliage, rather than for its insignificant flowers. By the end of the summer the leaves have become pale green only to turn pretty shades of orange-red in autumn. This thorny, deciduous, low-maintenance shrub is excellent for illuminating dull spots in the garden and makes a good specimen plant for a well-drained border in partial shade. The delicate foliage can scorch in the midday sun.

  • Garden care: Requires minimal pruning. Where some pruning is required, cut back in autumn or winter, after the appearance of the autumn fruits.