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A Barberry is a shrub or small tree with dark green leaves and red berries. It grows in the wild all over North America, Europe, Asia and Africa. The fruit of this plant has been used for centuries as an herbal remedy to treat infections such as diarrhea, bladder infection, skin problems like eczema and psoriasis (a chronic disease that causes patches of thickened skin), gingivitis (inflammation of the gums) etc.

Barberry: Bestsellers and current offers in the UK

The best barberry in the UK: Our selection

The Perfect Snack: Sundried Barberries

This is the perfect product for those who are looking for a healthy and natural snack that is high in nutrients and antioxidants. The sundried, handpicked barberries are 100% natural with no chemicals or additives, no preservatives and no sweeteners. The grade A berries have a consistent colour, are not too dark, and do not have irregularities in sizes or taste.

Barberry: Frequently asked questions

What types of Barberry are there and what determines a good product?

There are many different types of Barberry, but the most common is Berberis vulgaris. It has yellow flowers and red berries that turn black when ripe. The other type you may see in your yard or garden center is Berberis thunbergii which has white flowers and blue-black berries. Both plants have similar growing habits so they can be used interchangeably for hedging purposes if one variety isn’t available at a particular time of year (or price).

A good Barberry is a plant that has been well taken care of. It should be healthy looking and have no dead branches or leaves, nor any insect damage. The shrub itself should look neat and tidy with the foliage evenly spaced around the bush. If you are buying bare root plants then they will need to be planted as soon as possible after purchase in order for them to establish themselves before winter sets in – so make sure your nursery knows when you want it delivered.

Who should use a Barberry?

Anyone who is looking for a natural way to support their liver and gallbladder. Barberry has been used in traditional medicine as an anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiseptic and astringent agent. It can be taken by people with chronic hepatitis or jaundice due to its ability to improve bile flow from the liver into the small intestine where it helps digest fats.

Based on what criteria should you buy a Barberry?

You should buy a Barberry if you want to add an unusual and striking plant to your garden. It is also suitable for growing in large containers on patios or balconies where it can be admired from close quarters.

The most important thing to look out for is the color of the fruit. If it’s red, then you’re good to go.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of a Barberry?


Barberry is a very fast growing plant, which can be grown in the shade or sun. It has beautiful red berries that attract birds and other wildlife to your garden. The leaves are also used for medicinal purposes such as treating diarrhea, fever, heartburns etc., so it’s not only good looking but useful too.


The disadvantages of a Barberry are that they can be invasive. They spread quickly and will overtake other plants in the garden if not kept under control.

Shopping Guide: Everything you need to know

Which brands and manufacturers are represented in our review?

In our review, we present products from various manufacturers and suppliers. The list includes products from the following brands and manufacturers, among others:

  • Everyday Superfood
  • Everyday Superfood
  • Cooks’ Ingredients

What is the price range of the featured products?

The cheapest Barberry in our review costs around 2 pounds and is ideal for customers who are conscious about their money. However, those who are willing to spend more money for better quality can also spend around 16 pounds for one of the more expensive products.