Shrubs with berries
Browse our range of the best shrubs with berries, making a valuable ornamental feature in your bed, border and container displays, while also providing a useful food source to sustain birds and other wildlife in your garden. Shrubs form the foundation of most gardens and planting schemes, adding shape and structure in addition to a wide range of ornamental features such as foliage colour, flowers, interesting bark and, of course, berries. They are a highly varied and versatile group, distinguished from trees by their multiple stems and shorter height. This section includes both evergreen and deciduous varieties. It’s normally considered best practice to incorporate a mix of both into your planting schemes to provide some autumnal seasonal interest while maintaining the structure, colour and interest of some evergreen bushes through the winter when deciduous plants may be little more than bare stems. Some of the best berrying shrubs are aucuba, berberis, cotoneaster, holly and pyracantha. As well as their use in the border, berberis and holly also make an impenetrable, intruder-proof hedge or screen, acting as an effective natural security feature around the perimeter of your garden. Pyracantha can also be trained as a wall shrub, well suited to provide berrying interest in small courtyard gardens where lateral space is limited.