Berberis thunbergii f. atropurpurea 'Golden Ring' (v)
Japanese barberry 'Golden Ring'
'Golden Ring' is a deciduous shrub with rounded purple leaves narrowly edged with yellow, and turning red in autumn; flowers pale yellow, followed by small, deep crimson berries
SynonymsBerberis thunbergii 'Gold Ring'
Berberis 'Gold Ring'
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Ultimate height1–1.5 metres
Time to ultimate height5–10 years
Ultimate spread1–1.5 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained, Well–drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
- Full sun
- Partial shade
East–facing or North–facing or West–facing
ExposureExposed or Sheltered
- Native to the UK
- Potentially harmful
- Ingestion may cause mild stomach upset. Wear gloves and wash hands after handling
Berberis can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs with spiny shoots bearing simple, often spine-toothed leaves, and small yellow or orange flowers in axillary clusters or racemes, followed by small berries
- Name status
How to grow
Grows in any well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade
Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- Cottage and informal garden
- City and courtyard gardens
- Low Maintenance
- Hedging and screens
- Flower borders and beds
Could be affected by berberis sawfly
May be subject to powdery mildews
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