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Berberis julianae hedging

Wintergreen Barberry shrub

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Berberis julianae hedging, or the Wintergreen Barberry, makes a wonderful intruder proof barrier as sitting beneath the slender, evergreen foliage sit long, strong thorns. With clusters of small, clear yellow flowers and dark blue fruits in the autumn, this evergreen Berberis makes a fantastic garden hedge.

  • Best Features: Evergreen foliage, striking yellow flowers.
  • Ideal For Hedges: 1.5m-3m high
  • Growth Rate: Average | 30-40cm a year
  • Position: Any normal soil, including well-drained, poor soils, sun or partial shade, exposed inland and coastal
  • Also Consider: Our Berberis hedging varieties for different foliage and flower colours. 

*Please note, 1 bare root = 1 Berberis julianae plant, not a bundle of plants.

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Wintergreen Barberry hedge (Berberis julianae) description

Being an evergreen Berberis julianae makes a good screen and provides year-round interest. The long and treacherous thorns make this prickly shrub virtually impenetrable so it is the ideal intruder-proof solution. Berberis julianae, or the Wintergreen Barberry as it is commonly known, offers great ornamental value too; the glossy green foliage creates a wonderful foil to masses of buttercup yellow flowers in the spring, which are quickly followed by bruise-blue fruits. An evergreen, the Chinese Barberry (as it is also sometimes known) boasts red and burnt orange tints to its elongated foliage in the autumn.

Best uses for Wintergreen berberis hedges

Ideal for garden hedging, the Wintergreen Berberis can be left to grow into a naturally bushy form, or trimmed for a neater effect. Berberis julianae is suited to most but the very wettest conditions, even poor soils, coastal and inland exposure, and some drought. The nasty thorns make it an ideal intruder deterrent, whilst the evergreen foliage provides year-round interest.

Combine Berberis julianae with

This evergreen Barberry looks great grown alone, or combine it with other Berberis for an alternative look. If you're after a shrub hedge and are looking for the ideal mix, try our Tapestry Hedging, part of our Mixed Hedging packs.

Expected growth rate of barberry hedge plants

Perfect for final heights of 1.5m - 3m Berberis julianae will grow about 30cm a year.

Care advice for Wintergreen barberry

Aside from taking care with the particularly long spines, this is an easy maintenance shrub, simply trim in the winter to neaten the shape as necessary. Please view the best4Hedging Care and Planting instructions in our Advice section.

Planting density recommendation for Barberry julianae hedging

For information on planting density please see the product table above. In the 'No. Per Metre' column, you will find our recommended plant density for each individual plant species and root type.

We deliver Wintergreen Barberry year-round in containers and from autumn to spring we supply Berberis julianae in bare root form too.

The vast majority of our Berberis julianae hedging plants are British grown by experts with abundant experience, sometimes we buy Wintergreen Berberis from very wisely selected nurseries overseas, where we are certain that the quality can’'t be beaten. At best4hedging we assure that you are delivered the freshest, finest quality plants whilst upholding our brilliant prices, so you can buy Berberis hedge plants with absolute confidence from us online.

Showing 20 of our total 70 reviews, with an average rating of 5 stars. Read all 70 reviews for Berberis julianae hedging.
Review Summary - 5 out of 5 based on 70 ratings.
April 1, 2019 | Anonymous
Berberis julianae hedging

As Above

March 21, 2019 | Anonymous
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As Above

February 24, 2019 | Anonymous
Berberis julianae hedging

Good quality plants delivered

January 7, 2019 | Peter Underhill
Berberis julianae hedging

Early days yet but so far everything fine

December 4, 2018 | Anonymous
Berberis julianae hedging

Appear as description and healthy

December 3, 2018 | Fisher
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November 28, 2018 | Annette Hill
Berberis julianae hedging

Plants all arrived in good condition. Plenty of root on all the plants

October 4, 2018 | Anonymous
Berberis julianae hedging

Lovely strong plants with beautiful colouration.

May 7, 2018 | Anonymous
Berberis julianae hedging

all the plants were really healthy

April 15, 2018 | Anonymous
Berberis julianae hedging

Bare root plants are difficult to assess, but these look green and healthy

April 4, 2018 | Chris bacon
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March 4, 2017 | Anonymous
Berberis julianae hedging

Good service and prompt despatch. Some guidance, besides You Tube reference, would be helpful on how to care for plants prior to planting.

March 4, 2017 | Anonymous
Berberis julianae hedging

Plants arrived well packed but very dry. If seller does not pay for Saturday delivery plants sit in the PO van over the weekend.

February 17, 2017 | Anonymous
Berberis julianae hedging

As Above

February 14, 2017 | Anonymous
Berberis julianae hedging

very healthy plants

February 10, 2017 | Anonymous
Berberis julianae hedging

As Above

January 15, 2017 | Anonymous
Berberis julianae hedging

everything as advertised and expected

November 14, 2016 | Anonymous
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June 2, 2016 | Anonymous
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May 2, 2016 | Anonymous
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  • At an additional cost, we can deliver to Scottish Highlands & Islands, which we classify as including AB (Aberdeen) and DD (Dundee) postcodes, as well as Ireland, Channel Islands, Isle of Wight and Isle Man. The exact delivery cost is order specific and will need to be quoted by one of our team, so please contact us on 01257 261 243

*For some plants that are too heavy or too tall to be packed in cardboard boxes we use pallet deliveries. In these circumstances, we require a minimum order value of £200 (ex VAT) for free delivery, or you can make a contribution towards the delivery cost. Look out for the information on product pages which explains this further where applicable and if your order is for less than £200 (ex VAT) please call or email us to agree upon a delivery contribution. This requirement only applies to those plants where it is clearly indicated on the product page

Pallet deliveries are always undertaken on an 18-tonne vehicle (similar in size to a standard refuse vehicle). If for any reason you require a smaller vehicle please contact our sales team who can arrange this for you. There will be an additional surcharge applied for small vehicle deliveries

Delivery Timescales

99% of our orders are dispatched within 3 to 5 working days of receipt and most the day after the order is placed. We can do “next day delivery” on many of our products for an additional £12 (incl VAT) but please call on 01257 494 491 before placing your order to check.

We can also deliver on a specified date to suit you. Please indicate the date you would like to receive delivery in the notes section of the checkout (or place your order by phone) and we’ll do our utmost to meet that date.

Occasional hiccups can occur (such as broken down vehicles) and although we are very experienced in logistics we cannot be held liable for costs incurred or inconvenience due to late deliveries - see terms and conditions for more information.

You will receive an email or telephone call confirming the dispatch of your order 24/48 hours before it arrives with you.

Exceptions to our quick turnaround timescale

Pre-orders - if you have placed an order that includes products on pre-order, then they will be dispatched to you as soon as they are available. If your order includes pre-order bare roots or root balls you will be notified once they are being dispatched (root balls from mid to late October and bare roots from early to mid-November).

Root balls - lifting root balls involves the use of complex, heavy machinery, this lifting is carried out twice a week in the root ball season so we do still have a prompt turnaround timescale but if your order has just missed one lifting, it will be a few days before we lift again. We are always happy to confirm when we can deliver to you before you order. The benefit of this method of supplying root balls is that they are always fresh and therefore have a higher success rate than root balls that are stored out of the soil.

Weather conditions can affect dispatch - bare root and root ball plants are not lifted if the ground is too cold (it damages the roots) and the delivery of all plants can be affected if the water supply is frozen (because we water all plants before packing). Extremely hot weather can also be challenging and occasionally we hold backorders for species that are particularly vulnerable. We ask our customers to be mindful of bank holidays when couriers are not active.

We'd like to stress that although there are exceptions, the vast majority of our orders are dispatched extremely quickly and we are proud of our logistics developed over many years of delivering plants to tens of thousands of customers.


We inspect plants carefully before dispatch but accept that very occasionally things may go wrong. 
You can return your plants (within 14 days) for a refund or replacement (we’ll help with the process of returning). If your plants arrived damaged then returns are free of charge. However, we ask that you inform us as soon as possible. If you’d like to return your plants because of a change of plan or if we do not agree that the plants are significantly damaged (the loss of a few leaves in transit or a loose pot on arrival, for example, wouldn't be harmful to the plants), then we may ask you to pay the full or partial return costs if you still wanted to return them. We’re very reasonable and always aim for complete satisfaction as demonstrated by our amazing Feefo customer reviews which can be viewed here.

Should you wish to return any products that you have over-bought, no longer require or purchased in error you will incur both a return cost (different charges for pallets and Boxes) and the original cost of delivery incurred by Best4hedging. Please contact the Service team for charges and/or to organise a return. Plants will be subject to a quality control check from our Nursery upon return before any refund is authorised and processed.

Please note that in the case of damaged plants, if you have not notified us of a problem within 14 days of delivery, we consider you to have accepted the plants and Best4Hedging has no further liability for them should they fail.

You can read more about our returns policy in our terms and conditions here.

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