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Berberis Hedging Plants

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Berberis is a large plant family with 450-500 species of both deciduous and evergreen shrubs. With thorny branches and a dense habit, Barberry is commonly used as hedging to prevent intruders, they are a popular choice for planting beneath windows and along boundaries. Best4hedging offer seven different varieties of Berberis and certain types are included in our wonderful mixed hedging packs.


Different types of Barberry

Berberis Darwinii (Darwin's Barberry): An evergreen hedging plant that gains its name from Charles Darwin who discovered it in South America in 1835 during his 'Voyage of the Beagle'.


Berberis Julianae (Wintergreen Barberry): This evergreen was named after Juliana Schneider the wife of the Austrian botanist and landscape architect who explored China.


Berberis Thunbergii (Japanese Barberry): An attractive deciduous Barberry with warm autumn colour. It's named after Carl Peter Thunberg who was a Swedish naturalist and doctor responsible for sending the plant from Japan to Europe.


Berberis Thunbergii Atropurpurea (Purple Barberry): A deciduous variety with orangey red autumn colour. The name Atropurpurea comes from the Latin 'atrox' meaning very or fiercely and 'purpurea' meaning purple, referring to its deep foliage colour.


Berberis is a great choice for adding wildlife value to your garden. Its dense, thorny habit provides a good nesting site and shelter for an array of birds who also enjoy eating the berries! The colourful flowers are also a fantastic source of nectar and pollen and are frequented by honeybees, bumblebees and solitary bees during flowering periods.


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