Berberis thunbergii f. atropurpurea 'Golden Ring', commonly known as Japanese Barberry is a truly beautiful, bushy, deciduous shrub with stunning foliage. It produces pale, straw-yellow flowers in April, which are followed by glossy, bright red berries in autumn, a favourite with wildlife but the leaves of Berberis 'Golden Ring' are undoubtedly its most special feature. The leaves begin deep purple, turning a vibrant, bright red in autumn, narrowly edged in golden yellow, creating a lovely colour contrast.
Berberis thunbergii f. atropurpurea 'Golden Ring' is the perfect choice for planting at the back of a border to add height and structure and planted in groups can form a beautiful, informal hedge. For the best leaf colour, plant this shrub in a sunny spot.
Being generally disease and pest free, with minimal pruning required, Berberis thunbergii 'Golden Ring' is perfect for low maintenance gardens. Lightly prune to encourage bushy growth and maintain its shape shortly after flowering. To further promote growth and bushy habit, apply a light fertiliser in early spring.
Early spring flowering, leaf colour in autumn. Will grow best in full sun or partial shade, in most well drained soil. Height and spread: 1m – 1.5m x 1m – 1.5m (3.5' - 5' x 3.5' - 5'), in 5-10 years.