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Berberis ottawensis - 'Superba' (Barberry, Berberis)

Berberis ottawensis - 'Superba' (Barberry, Berberis)
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Type Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Hedging & Screening, Deciduous, Flowering
Form Rounded Multi-Stemmed Bush
Size Medium Border Plant (50-180cm height)
Colours Orange Flowers (Summer early), Purple Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required - Tough Plant
Hardiness Frost hardy
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Berberis ottawensis:

  • Attractive autumn colour
  • Spiney growth can deter unwanted visitors!
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Fruit / berry producing
  • Tolerates cold exposed locations
  • Suitable for hedging or topiary
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils

Weaknesses of Berberis ottawensis

  • Spiney plant - can scratch young children and gardeners!
  • Does not tolerate very dry or very wet soils

Design & Plant Use for Berberis ottawensis:

  • Spine bearing plant ideal for security hedge
  • Provides extended interest with blossom, berries and autumn colour
  • Ideal flowering shrub for problem clay soils

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