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BERBERIS x ottawensis 'Superba'


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:: Berberidaceae :: BERBERIS :: x ottawensis :: 'Superba'
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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 'Purpurea'. Sensitive to powdery mildew in windy or arid conditions.

Vigorous thorny deciduous shrub with purple foliage. Smaller leaves than 'Auricoma', often used as rootstock. 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: red
  • 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)