Barberry, plant

$19.80$33.00 incl. GST

Usually Available: March to December
Shipping: NOT Western Australia or Tasmania, NOT internationally
Botanical Name: Berberis vulgaris
Pot Size: 50mm tube, 100mm pot
QuantityBulk Purchase Pricing
3 or more$16.50 Per Item


Barberry plant, Berberis vulgaris, is a plant of hedge and windbreaks. Edible red fruit used in Europe to make jams, jellies and syrups. The roots contain potent amounts of the alkaloid berberine, which has a strong antimicrobial action. A yellow dye is obtained from the roots. In the 17th century the ashes of the shrub were mixed with water and used to turn hair yellow. Barberry plant is native to Europe. It prefers rocky, well-drained moist soils in a cool, protected, part-shaded position. Produces clusters of small yellow flowers in spring and summer. Frost resistant but drought tender. A deciduous shrub, growing to 3m x 1.5m.