Berberis thunbergii 'Pink Queen'
A medium but compact upright growing shrub with deep cream and red variegated foliage, this is a more unusual leafed Berberis that stands out from other plants well. The spikey stems and the typical growth of thunbergii are typically Berberis.
This shrub is tough and hardy against frosts, liking a lightly acidic soil. If the pruning is done well with attention to detail then deciduous Berberis like others pruned in this group give the most back of all the shrubs. The new growth that comes after pruning from the base of the plant gives a vibrant and very attractive form. The stems form long uninterrupted growth from top to bottom, making lovely coloured arching stems that bloom incredibly at the start of Summer.
RHS Pruning group: 2