Berberis thunbergii f. atropurpurea 'Admiration' (PBR)

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Buy Berberis thunbergii f. atropurpurea 'Admiration' (PBR) barberry: Dazzling foliage colour

This shrub is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

  • 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 spiny 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. It is tolerant of partial shade, however it is best planted in a sunny spot if you want really vibrant leaf colour, as the foliage will be greener in a shadier setting.

  • 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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Brings a little bit of colour into my life.


My entire garden in one pot on my canal boat roof. Bought mainly to provide a little colour in the autumn. By coincidence somebody commented just this morning on how nice it looked.


No Fixed Abode


Strongly recommended


Great burst of colour all year round. Have three of these now.




Pretty little shrub


I have it at the front of a mixed border. Lovely with Lamium.

Hardy perennial

North Wales


Lovely plant


Beautiful healthy plant delivered in pristine condition despite the heatwave. Masses of fresh shoots and a robust root system - I am very very pleased!

Tiz's mum





The goods from Crocus although more expensive than from other outlets, are always very healthy and perform well. Always a pleasure to open the package.




Delighted with colour and effect


This is small enough to bring bright colour to the front of a shrub border - and does.


West country


I would and have purchased this plant again


I use this plant on the edge of my borders,its form and colouring supplements the other plants I have ideally.




I would recommend this product


used it in the border





4.8 8


Hi, I bought it last and it was doing well. But, this year the leaves are green and not so many. I wonder if it will get the same colour as last year. It's full sun. I repotted it during winter and it was cold. Please help Thank you Patrick


Thank you for your question. Would you be able to take a few pics and send these with a description of the issue to along with your order no. and I'll be happy to advise. It may be a case of late dormancy but the plant is under guarantee and I'd like to make sure there are no cause for concern.


Is this particular berberis any good for wildlife, please?


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

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


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

hi, could you tell me if this plant is thorny please. thanks


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


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