Berberis hedging plants
Shop our range of the best berberis hedging plants. These dense, upright, thorny shrubs are the perfect low maintenance, intruder proof hedge. They have spiny margined leaves and thorny stems, perfect for keeping out unwanted intruders, as well as offering ornamental features including beautiful flowers, glossy berries and seasonal foliage colour. Once established, berberis hedging is a highly effective, natural security feature with thick, dense foliage that will keep thieves, vandals or just general trouble-makers looking to loiter in your garden at bay. Just the sight of a vicious spiny plant stops most intruders in their tracks - the last thing they’ll want to do is risk seriously hurting themselves on the spines, ripping their clothing or leaving behind incriminating evidence. Berberis hedging becomes more effective the thicker and stronger it grows – just make sure you have a good thick pair of gloves ready for handling and planting! Berberis also make ideal nesting sites for birds inside a secure, predator-proof barrier, whilst bees and butterflies love their spring flowers and berries provide a valuable source of food for birds and small mammals. Choose Berberis Darwinii for spiky, dark green leaves and pendant, yellow flowers; Berberis Julianae for clusters of yellow, red-tinged flowers and attractive red autumn foliage colour; and Berberis Golden Rocket for outstanding bright golden foliage.