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botanical name:
Berberis thunbergii f. atropurpurea
Berberis thunbergii f. atropurpurea © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Barberry
synonyms:  Berberis thunbergii 'Atropurpurea'
family:  Berberidaceae
characteristics: shrub
height: 1.80m
width: 1.20m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: purple
flower colour: yellow
fruit colour: red
main season: Autumn
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -29°C
USDA zone: 5 to 8
Tall arching stems, bronze-purple foliage which has vivid red autumn colour. Sprays of yellow flowers in May.

Most well drained soils in sun or part shade. Shows best colouring in sun.

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