Berberis thunbergii f. atropurpurea 'Admiration' (PBR)


2 litre pot
pot size guide
£14.99 £12.99 Buy
Delivery options
  • Standard £4.99
  • Next / named day £6.99
  • Click & collect FREE

See more info on delivery options

5 year guarantee

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

    Dazzling red foliage with a narrow yellow edge, puts on a magnificent display from spring to autumn. Useful for creating contrast in the mixed or shrub border, this low-growing deciduous shrub produces small pink flowers from late spring or early summer, followed by crimson berries in autumn. The foliage looks wonderful in 'hot' planting schemes, and it also adds pizzazz to pots. Tolerant of partial shade, it is best planted in a sunny spot if you want really vibrant leaf colour.

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

Berberis thunbergii 'Tiny Gold' (PBR)

golden barberry

Bright foliage is useful for accent

£14.99 Buy

Calendula officinalis 'Indian Prince' (Prince Series)

pot marigold

Incredibly easy to grow

£1.59 Buy

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Hot Red Violet'


An impressive new mop-head

£10.39 Buy


by PowerReviews
CrocusBerberis thunbergii f. atropurpurea 'Admiration' (PBR)

(based on 1 review)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars



  • 4 Stars



  • 3 Stars



  • 2 Stars



  • 1 Stars



Reviewed by 1 customer

Displaying review 1

Back to top

(0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


I would recommend this product

By Barbara

from Shropshire

Verified Buyer


  • Accurate Instructions


    Best Uses

    • Garden

    Comments about Berberis thunbergii f. atropurpurea 'Admiration' (PBR):

    used it in the border

    • Your Gardening Experience:
    • Experienced

    Displaying review 1

    Back to top


    Do you want to ask a question about this?

    If so, click on the button and fill in the box below. We will post the question on the website, together with your alias (bunnykins, digger1, plantdotty etc etc) and where you are from (Sunningdale/Glasgow etc). We'll also post the answer to your question!
    3 Questions | 3 Answers
    Displaying questions 1-3
    • Q:

      Is this particular berberis any good for wildlife, please?
      Asked on 9/9/2016 by beehappy from Worcestershire

      1 answer

      • Plant Doctor


        Hello there
        Yes this is a good plant to attract wildlife.

        Answered on 16/9/2016 by Anonymous from crocus
    • Q:

      Hi just a few questions. How big does this grow to? Does it change colours throughout the seasons? When is best time to plant it? Thanks
      Asked on 4/1/2014 by Andy from Midlands

      1 answer

      • Plant Doctor


        Hello there
        This is a dwarf deciduous Berberis growing to approx 50cm tall x 40cm wide. Its has wonderful red foliage with a narrow yellow margin along the edge of the leaf from spring to autumn, then the leaves will turn a deeper red before dropping for the winter. It also has small pink flowers from late spring or early summer, followed by crimson berries in the autumn.
        As a general rule plants that are grown in containers can be planted at any time of year as long as the soil isn't frozen solid. The best times are in the autumn when the soil is still warm enough to encourage root growth but the plant isn't in active growth, or the spring before the temperatures start to rise. Although this shrub is fully hardy I wouldn't plant it at the moment as the ground is so waterlogged.
        Hope this helps

        Answered on 6/1/2014 by Anonymous from Crocus
    • Q:

      hi, could you tell me if this plant is thorny please. thanks
      Asked on 12/4/2013 by kitchen

      1 answer

      • Plant Doctor



        All the Berberis have spines on their stems - including this one.

        Answered on 15/4/2013 by Helen from Crocus
    Displaying questions 1-3

    Do you have a question about this product? 

    There are currently no articles for this item.