Berberis Thunbergii Golden Ring


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SKU: berberis-thunbergii-golden-ring Category:
Common Name: Japanese Barberry 'Golden Ring'
Size: 2-3 Litre
Hardiness: H7
Hardiness Ratings

All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees ˚C) are shown in brackets

  • H1a: under glass all year (>15˚C)
  • H1b: can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15 ˚C)
  • H1c: can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10 ˚C)
  • H2: tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5 ˚C)
  • H3: hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1 ˚C)
  • H4: hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5 ˚C)
  • H5: hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10 ˚C)
  • H6: hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15 ˚C)
  • H7: hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20 ˚C)
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This plant has won a RHS award

2-3 Litre Pot

  • RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Position: Full sun, partial shade
  • Soil: Moist, well drained
  • Growth Rate: Average
  • Flowering Period: March – April
  • Hardiness: H7
  • Eventual Height: 1.1m
  • Eventual Spread: 1.1m

Berberis Thunbergii Golden Ring, also known as ‘Japanese Barberry Golden Ring’  is a small to medium sized, attractive, spiny shrub with dark purple-red leaves which have a distinctive golden edge as they mature. From March through to April, small red tinged, pale yellow flowers are produced along its gracefully arching branches, making this an ideal garden pollinator for the shrub border, followed towards the Autumn by glossy red fruit. Berberis Golden Ring also holds the RHS Award of Garden Merit. It is  suitable as a low informal hedge and also for border planting, especially in coastal areas.

How to care for your Berberis Golden Ring

  • Soil: Thrives in well-draining soil that is slightly acidic. It prefers moist but not waterlogged soil, so make sure the soil drains well.
  • Watering: The plant requires regular watering, especially during the summer months. Water the plant deeply once or twice a week, depending on the weather conditions. Avoid overwatering, as it can lead to root rot.
  • Fertiliser: Benefits from regular fertilisation. Use a balanced fertiliser in the spring, and again in the summer if necessary.
  • Pruning: Prune in late Winter or early Spring before new growth begins. This will help maintain the plant’s shape and size, and also promote new growth. Remove any dead or damaged branches, as well as any branches that are crossing or rubbing against each other.
  • Sunlight: Prefers full sun to partial shade. It will tolerate some shade, but too much shade can cause the plant to become leggy and less attractive.
  • Mulching: Mulching around the base of the plant can help conserve moisture and suppress weed growth. Use organic mulch such as wood chips or bark.

By following these care tips, you can help ensure that your Berberis Golden Ring remains healthy and attractive for many years to come.

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