Delivery free uk delivery available* delivery within 2-7 days

Berberis (Barberry) hedging plants

Berberis hedging plants are a large family with 450-500 species of both deciduous and evergreen shrubs. Berberis showcases a unique appearance with thorny branches and a dense habit; it’s the ideal choice of hedging to prevent intruders from entering your property. best4hedging has a selection of intruder proof hedging available online. Berberis can also be referred to as Barberry and is a popular choice for planting beneath windows and along boundaries.

Here at best4hedging, we have several Berberis varieties available, with certain species included in our fantastic mixed hedging packs.

5 Items

View: Grid List
Set Descending Direction

5 Items

View: Grid List
Set Descending Direction


Berberis is a fantastic choice for adding wildlife value to your garden. It’s dense and thorny habit provides a suitable nesting site and shelter for local wildlife, including birds, who enjoy eating the berries produced by this hedging plant. The colourful flowers are also an excellent source of nectar and pollen and are frequently visited by honeybees, bumblebees and solitary bees during the flowering periods. You can view best4hedging’s full range of wildlife hedges here.

Different Types of Berberis Hedging

There are different varieties of Berberis hedging available, all of which have unique characteristics, but share the same qualities that make this shrub so popular. 

Berberis darwinii (Darwin’s Barberry)

As the name says, Berberis darwinii hedge is linked to Charles Darwin. This type of Berberis was discovered by Charles Darwin himself in South America in 1835 during his ‘Voyage of the Beagle’. It’s also an evergreen hedging plant.

Berberis julianae (Wintergreen Barberry)

Like with Berberis darwinii, Berberis julianae is an evergreen hedge plant and was also known named after an inspiring individual. Berberis julianae was named after Juliana Schneider, the wife of the Austrian botanist and landscape architecture who explored China. 

Berberis thunbergii (Japanese Barberry) 

To keep the pattern going, Berberis thungergii was named after a Swedish naturalist and doctor responsible for sending the plant from Japan to Europe, Carl Peter Thunberg. Berberis thunbergii is an attractive deciduous shrub that showcases warm autumnal colours.

Berberis thunbergii Atropurpurea (Purple Barberry)

Another from Carl Peter Thunberg Barberry collection, Berberis thunbergii Atropurpurea is an attractive deciduous hedging plant that boasts orange-red autumn colours. The name Atropurpurea originates from the Latin word ‘atrox’, which means very or fiercely and ‘pururea’ meaning purple, referring to its deep foliage colour.

Common Misspellings of Berberis

It’s not uncommon for Berberis to be misspelt. Common variations include berbaris, darwins berberris, berberis darwin, berberus, berberis darwinni, berbiris, barbury, barbbery, burberis, barbery, burburus darwinei, berbers rose glow, berbarus hedge, burbris, barberious darwini, berborous shrub, berberis thunbegi, burburiss shrub, barberis shrub, berbaris shrub, berberris, berberi darwiini, berberus shrub, burberous shrub and berberis admiration.


For more information on Berberis hedging plants, call best4hedging today on 01257 261 243 .