Berberis thunbergii f. atropurpurea 'Admiration' (PBR)
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- 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.
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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? ThanksAsked on 4/1/2014 by Andy from Midlands
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 helpsAnswered on 6/1/2014 by Anonymous from Crocus
Q:hi, could you tell me if this plant is thorny please. thanksAsked on 12/4/2013 by kitchen
All the Berberis have spines on their stems - including this one.Answered on 15/4/2013 by Helen from Crocus
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