Growing a Barberry Bush?

I have a barberry bush. How can I maintain the graceful arch of the branches?


Add your voice! Click below to answer. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

Diamond Post Medal for All Time! 1,246 Posts
September 11, 20170 found this helpful
Best Answer

If you are keeping your barberry shrubs as a hedge, it is necessary to prune a couple of times a year. Pruning barberry plants increase shrub health and vigor. Prune for shape during the winter or fall after the plant has fruited. Remove dead wood during the summer and winter months.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes

Silver Post Medal for All Time! 433 Posts
September 25, 20170 found this helpful
Best Answer
  • Prune for shape during winter or fall.
  • After the plant has fruited, remove dead wood during summer months.
  • Pruning is very important for them to maintain shape.
Reply Was this helpful? Yes

Gold Feedback Medal for All Time! 949 Feedbacks
September 15, 20170 found this helpful

it sounds like you have only one bush and not a hedge so this should be easier to trim but they all have "deadly" thorns!

Step 1
Here is a link to the full instructions shared by Attosa.


Step 2
Be sure to dress accordingly before starting your trimming as these thorns can really cut deep and even poke an eye.

Step 3
Barberry doesn't shear well, so prune individual branches back into the bush to encourage new growth to arch gracefully.

Step 4
There are several types of Barberry and each one has a little difference in when to prune so maybe you can read the information on these links and find out which bush you have.

Step 5

Step 6

These are nice bushes but be sure to plant away from any walkway or driveway as they might "grab" someone with their thorny branches.

Several bushes planted together make a great hedge but they do require maintenance every so often and often need to be completely cut to 3 inches off the ground.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes

Add your voice! Click below to answer. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!


In This Page
Home and Garden Gardening ShrubsSeptember 11, 2017
Back to School Ideas!
Pest Control
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Better LivingBudget & FinanceBusiness and LegalComputersConsumer AdviceCoronavirusCraftsEducationEntertainmentFood and RecipesHealth & BeautyHolidays and PartiesHome and GardenMake Your OwnOrganizingParentingPetsPhotosTravel and RecreationWeddings
Published by ThriftyFun.
Desktop Page | View Mobile
Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
Generated 2021-08-25 04:11:41 in 1 secs. ⛅️️
© 1997-2021 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.