Berberis thunbergii 'Harlequin' - spring variegation
  • Berberis thunbergii 'Harlequin' - spring variegation

Berberis thunbergii 'Harlequin'

£12.95

(Barberry) A small or eventually medium sized shrub, Berberis thunbergii 'Harlequin' has dark purple mature leaves and young foliage marbled with pink and white variegation.

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A small or eventually medium sized shrub, Berberis thunbergii 'Harlequin' has dark purple mature leaves and young foliage marbled with pink and white variegation. Established plants have small yellow flowers in late spring/early summer followed by small, shiny red berries later in the year.

Berberis thunbergii 'Harlequin' will have its best display of foliage colour if planted in a position with sun or partial shade.


  • Position: Full sun or partial shade.
  • Soil: Any fertile soil.
  • Hardiness: Hardy.
  • Flowering Period: April.
  • Rate of Growth: Slow (particularly when young) to moderate.
  • Habit: Berberis thunbergii 'Harlequin' grows to be a small to medium sized.
    • Height: 1.2 - 1.4 m (4 - 5 ft)
    • Spread: 1.5 m (5 ft)

Data sheet

How Much Sun
Partial or Dappled Shade, Full Sun
Mature Size
Shrub - Medium (5 - 10 ft tall), Shrub - Small (less than 5 ft tall)
Growing Conditions
Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy), Special: Coastal Areas, Soil Type: Acid, Soil Type: Dry / Sandy, Soil Type: Chalky / Alkaline
Special Features
Flowering Season - Spring (March - May), Leaf Colour - Variegated, To grow in a pot, Leaf Colour - Purple/Red

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