Berberis Summer Sunset
Berberis Summer Sunset

Berberis 'Summer Sunset'

Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Easy To Grow
  • Beautiful golden yellow foliage, with young leaves tinged in deep orange.
  • Racemes of tiny yellow flowers in spring, adored by pollinating insects, followed by autumn berries.
  • A stunning contrast to darker leafed plants, perfect in borders and pots.
  • An ideal low growing hedge and fantastic for edging flower borders and footpaths.
  • Supplied as an established plant in a 9cm pot, ready for planting, reaching a height and spread of 50cm (20in).
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Product Description

With its wonderfully bright foliage, Berberis ‘Summer Sunset’ will make a vibrant addition to your garden planting.

A dwarf variety, this beautiful deciduous shrub is slow growing, with dense, intense golden yellow foliage that’s tinged in deep orange when young and becomes more lime green as it ages. The bright colouring means that ‘Summer Sunset’ looks sensational planted in borders as a contrast to more dark leafed plants, especially those with red or purple foliage.

Berberis are happy in sun or partial shade, but the best, brightest leave colour comes from growing in full sun. As a dwarf variety, ‘Summer Sunset’ is well suited to growing in pots and as it grows to just 50cm (20in) tall, makes an excellent low-growing hedge, perfect as an edging to flower beds or along a path.

Recommended by the RHS as a 'Plant for Pollinators', is spring, racemes of tiny yellow flowers emerge, attracting bees and butterflies, followed by berries in the autumn. ‘Summer Sunset’, like all Berberis, is incredibly robust and hardy and is almost maintenance free, only needed a light trim after flowering and again in autumn to keep it in shape.

Supplied as an established plant in a 9cm pot, ready for planting, reaching a height and spread of 50cm (20in).

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Supplied as an established plant in a 9cm pot.

Plant Information

Top Tips

  • Grow in full sun for the best leaf colour.

Care Guide

  • Winter hardy and low maintenance, berberis prefers well-drained soil in full sun or semi-shade - if planting in full sun, keep the plant well-watered.
  • To plant, firstly water your potted plant well.
  • Dig a hole a little deeper and 3 x wider than the nursery pot.
  • Add a soil conditioner such as well-rotted manure to the earth removed from the hole if necessary.
  • Remove the plant from its pot and tease out a few of the roots.
  • Place your plant in the hole at the same level at the pot then refill the hole with the earth removed (backfilling).
  • Firm in the soil with your heel, avoiding the root ball and water well before adding a mulch around the base of the plant.
  • Keep plants well-watered, especially if grown in a pot, and feed with our specialist shrub feed.
  • Pruning is minimal, with a light trim after flowering, and any damaged or misplaced branches can be removed in autumn.
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    Berberis 'Summer Sunset'
    Berberis 'Summer Sunset'
    9cm Pot
    Item: 511205
    Only £9.99