Berberis Harlequin has reddish-purple leaves, which are heavily marbled with pink and white, are perhaps the most striking feature of this deciduous shrub. It does however also produce small, red-tinted, pale yellow flowers in mid- to late spring and later in the year, glossy red berries. It makes a great specimen plant for a well-drained sunny border and should be clipped each year in autumn or winter to keep the colouring at its best.
This shrub is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.
Requires minimal pruning. Where pruning is required, cut back in autumn or winter, after the appearance of the autumn fruits
- Height after 10 years 90-120cm
- Full sun or partial shade
- Well-drained soil
- Slow to average growth
- Flowers April and May
- Fully hardy