Berberis is a defensive hedge of great value, especially thanks to its blooming.
The planting, pruning and care will ensure the proper development of your berberis.
A summary of what there is to know:
Height: 3 to 10 feet (1 to 3 m)
Exposure: full sun, part sun
Foliage: deciduous or persistent depending on the variety
It is best to plant berberis in fall to speed root development up.
Planting in spring is possible provided that regular watering over the first year after planting is foreseen.
- In a hedge, space plants at least 40 inches (1 m) from each other.
- Refer to our guidelines on planting shrubs.
Pruning and caring for berberis:
For hedges, go for one pruning each in fall and spring to shape it into the silhouette you desire.
As a standalone, it can be pruned back in fall more or less by ¼ its height in order to boost blooming in spring.
Learn more about berberis:
This thorn bush encompasses several hundred species and this provides for a variety of shapes and colors.
It can be found with either green or purple leafage and the blooming ranges from pink to white through yellow and orange.
- It is particularly well suited to creating defensive hedges and also to shrub beds.
Smart tip about berberis:
This shrub’s hardiness deserves respect, and you won’t need to add any fertilizer or other maintenance amendments.