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BERBERIS x ottawensis 'Auricoma'


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:: Berberidaceae :: BERBERIS :: x ottawensis :: 'Auricoma'
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Main asset

Vigorous shrub, ornamental from spring to autumn, for defensive hedges up to 2 meters height.


Hybrid Berberis thunbergii x Berberis vulgaris. Sensitive to powdery mildew in windy or arid conditions.

Vigorous thorny deciduous shrub with purple foliage. Pale yellow bloom in May-June, followed by red ovoid berries in late summer.

  • Uses: Low or medium-size defensive hedges

Global caracteristics:

  • Type of foliage: deciduous
  • Habit: trained and flared
  • Height: 2 m x 1.50 m (6.5 ft x 5 ft)
  • Growth: medium to fast
  • Flowering period: May-June
  • Époque de fructification : September-October

Shape and colours:

  • Foliage shape: oval
  • Foliage colour: purple
  • Foliage colour in autumn: cupper yellow
  • Flowers shape: small bells
  • Flowers colour: yellow
  • Forme des fruits : berries
  • Couleur des fruits : red


  • Soil type: all
  • Exposure: sun, part-shade
  • Hardiness: - 25 °C (-13 °F - USDA zone 5b)