Shrubs with beautiful green foliage are wonderful, but have you ever thought of berrying shrubs? Shrubs with brilliantly-coloured berries are a real asset to the winter garden. They'll shine from the border when there's little else around, and their generous loads of fruit bring in birds from miles around. So, berrying shrubs contribute to wildlife in the garden and biodiversity. At Trowbridge garden centre we have several berrying shrubs in our assortment. Choose for blue-coloured berries, red berries, purple berries or even yellow and orange berries. Whatever you wish, at Trowbridge we can fulfil your desire.
Shrubs for privacy
Planting shrubs are an ideal solution to keep neighbours out of your garden and keep snoopers away. Shrubs grow fast and make a natural hedge as separation. At our garden centre, you find different kinds of shrubs to provide a natural hedge for more privacy. Some shrubs grow faster than others, if you want to grow a hedge very fast, you have to choose sorts as Cherry Laurel, Leylandii, or more sustainable sorts as bamboo.
Top five berrying shrubs
Here are our top five berrying shrubs from the range in our garden centre:
Beauty bush (Callicarpa bodinieri): clusters of downy lilac flowers in mid-summer are followed by dense clusters of jewel-like violet blue berries. Grows to about 2m.
Skimmia japonica: sprays of frothy white flowers in late spring are only followed by 8mm bright red berries if you've got both female and male plants. 50cm x 50cm
- Firethorn (Pyracantha): comes with red, orange or yellow berries and much-loved by birds, pyracantha can be trained in tiers against a wall for a colourful and architectural winter feature. To 1.5m tall.
Pheasant berry (Leycesteria formosa): bamboo-like green canes and tassels of claret-coloured blooms give way to glossy purple berries ripening in late autumn. Height is 1.8m.
Spindle (Euonymus alatus): one of our most spectacular native shrubs, the curious corky winged bark carries reddish-purple four-lobed fruits, opening to reveal brilliant orange seeds. Grows to about 2m.
More info about berrying shrubs
Want more information about berrying shrubs, how to grow them and how to take care of berrying shrubs? Visit our garden centre and ask our staff for advice on planting, taking care and pruning berrying shrubs. We would love to give you some information about berrying shrubs. Berrying shrubs are one of our favourites in the garden centre. Please ask the staff in our garden centre in Trowbridge - Wiltshire for more information and advice about choosing shrubs which have berries. Plan your route to our garden centre on the contact page or give us a call.