Berberis thunbergii f. atropurpurea is a deciduous shrub with a long season of interest, starting in spring when the new reddish-purple foliage emerges. Clusters of scented, bright yellow flowers appear in spring, followed by bright red berries in autumn. The leaves also change colour in autumn, turning a brilliant blazing red. It makes an excellent hedging plant, with the long spiny thorns acting as a good deterrent for added security. Height 100-150cm. Supplied in a 3 litre pot.