Red Barberry hedge (Berberis x ottawensis 'Auricoma') description
With bright red spring and summer foliage and fantastic autumn colour, Berberis x ottawensis makes a wonderfully colourful intruder deterrent. The yellow flowers are borne in abundant, hanging bunches and contrast prettily with the red leaves.
Most popular uses for Red Berberis hedges
With spiky thorns, this Red Barberry makes an impenetrable intruder proof barrier. Berberis x ottawensis can be grown in many situations, including coastal sites so it's ideal for planting in difficult areas. The Red Berberis is a wonderful garden hedge, adding colour, interest and a haven for wildlife.
Combine Berberis x ottawensis with
Grown alone Berberis x ottawensis makes a beautiful dense red screen, however, it can be combined with other Berberis for an alternative look. If you'd like a real mixture of shrubs for hedging then see our Tapestry Hedging (Mixed hedging packs) which could be just the thing.
Growth rate of Red Barberry hedge plants
Ideal for heights of 1.5m - 3m, Red Berberis ottawensis x Auricoma will grow a fast 60cm a year.
Care advice for Barberry hedging
Prune soon after flowering, removing some (about one third) of the older shoots at the base to keep this hedge bushy, an all over trim is also good practice to keep the shape neat. Please view the Best for Hedging Care and Planting instructions in our Advice section.
Recommended planting density for Berberis hedges
For information on planting density please see the product table above. In the 'No. Per Metre' column, you will find our recommended plant density for each individual plant species and root type.
We supply Red Berberis in containers for planting year round.
The huge majority of our Berberis x ottawensis hedging plants are UK grown by professionals with ample knowledge, sometimes we buy Berberis from very wisely selected nurseries overseas, where we are certain that the quality can't be beaten. At Best4hedging we assure that you are delivered the freshest, finest quality plants whilst upholding our brilliant prices, so you can buy Berberis hedging plants with absolute confidence from us online.