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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.

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Review Summary - 4 out of 5 based on 65 ratings.
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

July 14, 2016 | Anonymous
Berberis x ottawensis hedge plants

Most of the plants were healthy and have taken well since planting.

May 26, 2016 | Anonymous
Berberis x ottawensis hedge plants

Good

May 20, 2016 | Anonymous
Berberis x ottawensis hedge plants

Plants delivered quickly, took well when planted

May 7, 2016 | Anonymous
Berberis x ottawensis hedge plants

Plants as described a good size and in good condition.

May 2, 2016 | Anonymous
Berberis x ottawensis hedge plants

Some plants were sparser than others, but on the whole very happy with what we've received.

May 2, 2016 | Anonymous
Berberis x ottawensis hedge plants

See above

Delivery Cost

  • Orders £50 & over (ex. VAT) to mainland UK are delivered FREE* (Exceptions apply - see below for Scottish Highlands etc)
  • Orders under £50 (ex. VAT) to mainland UK £9.95
  • At an additional cost, we can deliver to Scottish Highlands & Islands, which we classify as including AB (Aberdeen) and DD (Dundee) postcodes, as well as Ireland, Channel Islands, Isle of Wight and Isle Man. The exact delivery cost is order specific and will need to be quoted by one of our team, so please contact us on 01257 261 243

*For some plants that are too heavy or too tall to be packed in cardboard boxes we use pallet deliveries. In these circumstances, we require a minimum order value of £200 (ex VAT) for free delivery, or you can make a contribution towards the delivery cost. Look out for the information on product pages which explains this further where applicable and if your order is for less than £200 (ex VAT) please call or email us to agree upon a delivery contribution. This requirement only applies to those plants where it is clearly indicated on the product page

Free delivery over £150

Pallet deliveries are always undertaken on an 18-tonne vehicle (similar in size to a standard refuse vehicle). If for any reason you require a smaller vehicle please contact our sales team who can arrange this for you. There will be an additional surcharge applied for small vehicle deliveries

Delivery Timescales

99% of our orders are dispatched within 3-5 working days of receipt and most the day after the order is placed. We can do “next day delivery” on many of our products but please call before placing your order to check.

We can also deliver on a specified date to suit you. Please indicate the date you would like to receive delivery in the notes section of the checkout (or place your order by phone) and we’ll do our utmost to meet that date.

Occasional hiccups can occur (such as broken down vehicles) and although we are very experienced in logistics we cannot be held liable for costs incurred or inconvenience due to late deliveries - see terms and conditions for more information.

You will receive an email or telephone call confirming the dispatch of your order 24/48 hours before it arrives with you.

Exceptions to our quick turnaround timescale

Pre-orders - if you have placed an order that includes products on pre-order, then they will be dispatched to you as soon as they are available. If your order includes pre-order bare roots or root balls you will be notified once they are being dispatched (root balls from mid to late October and bare roots from early to mid-November).

Root balls - lifting root balls involves the use of complex, heavy machinery, this lifting is carried out twice a week in the root ball season so we do still have a prompt turnaround timescale but if your order has just missed one lifting, it will be a few days before we lift again. We are always happy to confirm when we can deliver to you before you order. The benefit of this method of supplying root balls is that they are always fresh and therefore have a higher success rate than root balls that are stored out of the soil.

Weather conditions can affect dispatch - bare root and root ball plants are not lifted if the ground is too cold (it damages the roots) and the delivery of all plants can be affected if the water supply is frozen (because we water all plants before packing). Extremely hot weather can also be challenging and occasionally we hold back orders for species that are particularly vulnerable. We ask our customers to be mindful of bank holidays when couriers are not active.

We'd like to stress that although there are exceptions, the vast majority of our orders are dispatched extremely quickly and we are proud of our logistics developed over many years of delivering plants to tens of thousands of customers.

Returns

We inspect plants carefully before dispatch but accept that very occasionally things may go wrong. 
You can return your plants (within 14 days) for a refund or replacement (we’ll help with the process of returning). If your plants arrived damaged then returns are free of charge. However, we ask that you inform us as soon as possible. If you’d like to return your plants because of a change of plan or if we do not agree that the plants are significantly damaged (the loss of a few leaves in transit or a loose pot on arrival, for example, wouldn't be harmful to the plants), then we may ask you to pay the full or partial return costs if you still wanted to return them. We’re very reasonable and always aim for complete satisfaction as demonstrated by our amazing Feefo customer reviews which can be viewed here.

Should you wish to return any products that you have over-bought, no longer require or purchased in error you will incur both a return cost (different charges for pallets and Boxes) and the original cost of delivery incurred by Best4hedging. Please contact the Service team for charges and/or to organise a return. Plants will be subject to a quality control check from our Nursery upon return before any refund is authorised and processed.

Please note that in the case of damaged plants, if you have not notified us of a problem within 14 days of delivery, we consider you to have accepted the plants and Best4Hedging has no further liability for them should they fail.

You can read more about our returns policy in our terms and conditions here.

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