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Berberis x ottawensis hedge plants

Red Berberis hedging

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Berberis x ottawensis hedge plants are a popular, red leaf Barberry (sometimes called Purple Berberis) that boasts orange early spring berries and contrasting yellow flowers against red-purple foliage that is striking, vivid red/purple in the spring and summer, turning fiery orange and red in the winter before falling. This Berberis hedge will provide shelter for wildlife whilst deterring intruders and adding a splash of colour to the garden.

  • Best Features: Red/purple foliage, striking autumn colour, yellow flowers and orange berries
  • Ideal For Hedges: 1.5m-2.5m high
  • Growth Rate: Average to Fast | 40-60cm a year
  • Position: Any normal soil, including well-drained poor soils, sun or partial shade, exposed inland and coastal
  • Also Consider: The full range of Berberis hedging for more choice, especially Purple Berberis (B. thun. atropurpurea) for beautiful purple foliage or Berberis Rose Glow (B. thun. 'Rose Glow') for a more compact hedge with marbled pink and purple leaves.
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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.

Showing 20 of our total 71 reviews, with an average rating of 5 stars. Read all 71 reviews for Berberis x ottawensis hedge plants.
Review Summary - 5 out of 5 based on 71 ratings.
February 27, 2021 | Dany G
Berberis x ottawensis hedge plants

Excellent plants. Value for money.

December 3, 2020 | Tracy Warren
Berberis x ottawensis hedge plants

Nice, healthy looking plant, exactly what I was looking for and a good size too

August 8, 2020 | Pamela Green
Berberis x ottawensis hedge plants

Just a great service.Recommended highly.

July 8, 2020 | Anonymous
Berberis x ottawensis hedge plants

The plants were in great condition when I received them. They were bigger and fuller than expected. Really pleased.

April 4, 2020 | Anonymous
Berberis x ottawensis hedge plants

Excellent

December 16, 2019 | Susan Waters
Berberis x ottawensis hedge plants

as above

April 18, 2019 | Anonymous
Berberis x ottawensis hedge plants

Took few weeks to arrive.Plants were in good condition.

April 10, 2019 | Matthew Duncan
Berberis x ottawensis hedge plants

The plants come as described - at the sizes advertised and in healthy condition

March 8, 2019 | Peter Hunter
Berberis x ottawensis hedge plants

Good

December 31, 2018 | Graham Norris
Berberis x ottawensis hedge plants

Will meet our security needs

September 29, 2018 | Philip Stevens
Berberis x ottawensis hedge plants

Good quality plants and great value.

August 27, 2018 | Anonymous
Berberis x ottawensis hedge plants

As Above

August 24, 2018 | Ken Kent
Berberis x ottawensis hedge plants

Just what I wanted.........

June 6, 2018 | Philip Stevens
Berberis x ottawensis hedge plants

Excellent

June 6, 2018 | Anonymous
Berberis x ottawensis hedge plants

Plants were great and packed perfectly

May 1, 2018 | Anonymous
Berberis x ottawensis hedge plants

as customer experience comments

April 4, 2018 | Chris bacon
Berberis x ottawensis hedge plants

great! As described, not disappointed in any way

January 18, 2017 | Anonymous
Berberis x ottawensis hedge plants

Really well grown, healthy plants

October 24, 2016 | Anonymous
Berberis x ottawensis hedge plants

Some of the plants were pot bound, but they all looked healthy plants and were all a decent size, I do have high hopes that this hedge should grow well.

September 24, 2016 | Anonymous
Berberis x ottawensis hedge plants

Excellent

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