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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. more ›
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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 Beberis 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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Red Barberry / Red Berberis Hedge Plants reviews

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Feedback for Red Barberry / Red Berberis Hedge Plants has been compiled from 7 customer reviews

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Berberis x ottawensis hedge plants


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Plants were great and packed perfectly
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great! As described, not disappointed in any way
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Good colour. Size as described. Healthy looking plant. Very pleased with purchase
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