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Barberry Plants – Best In New Zealand!

Adding colourful shrubs such as Barberry to your garden delivers a vast range of benefits:

From Rose Glow to Little Favourite, and everything in between, we have the right variety of barberry for your space. These plants have been selected to thrive in NZ’s climate. We stock only the highest quality plants, sourcing them from NZ’s leading nurseries. Each plant is packed and transported with extreme care, ensuring it arrives to you in the same condition it was in when it left the nursery. If you are wanting to buy Berberis plants, shop with confidence from the best in the industry.

Berberis Questions

1. Which is the best Berberis?

The best Berberis depends on your personal preferences mostly. Nonetheless, some of the most popular and best-performing varieties include:

2. How fast does Berberis grow?

Berberis generally grows at a medium to fast rate. Most varieties can be expected to grow 25-50 cm per year, with some taller varieties can grow at 75 cm per year.

3. What are other names for Berberis?

Other names for Berberis include:

4. Where is the best place to plant Berberis?

Berberis can be planted in a variety of locations:

5. What should be considered when planting Berberis?

Berberis require a few key things to grow well:

Once you have chosen a planting location, prepare the soil by digging a hole that is twice as wide as the root ball of your plant. Backfill the hole with soil, firming it gently to remove any air pockets. Water the shrub thoroughly once planted and make sure it doesn’t dry out while it establishes.

6. Is Berberis a good hedge?

Berberis makes for a great hedge that is dense, thorny, and can be trimmed to any shape or size. It is also relatively easy to care for, and will tolerate a variety of growing conditions.

Here are some of the benefits of using Berberis as a hedge:

7. Is barberry and berberine the same thing?

Barberry and berberine are not the same thing, but they are closely related:



So, you can think of it like this: all barberry contains berberine, but not everything containing berberine comes from barberry.

8. Are barberries and goji berries the same?

Barberries and goji berries are not the same, although they may share some superficial similarities. Here's a breakdown of their key differences:

Plant Family:


Culinary Uses:

Nutritional Profile:


While both barberries and goji berries are small, red berries with potential health benefits, they come from different plant families, have distinct tastes and culinary uses, and offer slightly different nutritional profiles. So, if you're looking for a specific flavour or nutrient boost, knowing the key differences can help you choose the right berry for your needs.

9. Is Berberis invasive?

Berberis vulgaris (common barberry) and Berberis thunbergii (Japanese barberry), are considered invasive in many parts of the world, including North America and Europe. Here's why:

Invasiveness Traits:

Negative Impacts:

10. Do you cut back Berberis?

Pruning barberry bushes is generally recommended for several reasons:

11. Do barberry lose leaves in winter?

Whether or not a barberry loses its leaves in winter depends on the specific variety as some are truly deciduous, whereas others are evergreen or semi-evergreen:

Deciduous barberry:

Semi-evergreen barberry:

Evergreen barberry:

12. Can you cut barberry to the ground?

If your plant is healthy and growing well, you can cut the plant back to the ground. It will sprout new shoots and appear as a fresh, new plant. This is best undertaken in late winter. However, a word of caution. If your plant is growing in shade or struggling for whatever reason, it may not grow back. If you are worried, leave more of the plant intact (i.e., cut it back less aggressively) when carrying out this procedure.

13. How do you propagate Berberis?

The most common way to propagate Berberis is by cuttings:

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