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Barberry 'Superba'

Berberis x ottawensis f. purpurea 'Superba'

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Half-hardy

H7-H3

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

2.5m

Max

2.5m

1.5m

Min

1.5m

20 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

Barberry 'Superba' Overview

This vigorous spiny medium-sized deciduous shrub has arching lax branches.It's leaves are broadly oval and are deep red-purple turning a brighter red in autumn. It has light yellow flowers in spring which develop into bright red berries.

Common problems with Barberry 'Superba'

Generally pest free but t can suffer from powdery mildew.

    How to harvest Barberry 'Superba'

    Generally not harvested.

    How to propagate Barberry 'Superba'

    Seed

    Cuttings

    Take semi hardwood cuttings.

    Special features of Barberry 'Superba'

    Autumn colour

    Hedge plant

    Ground cover

    Other uses of Barberry 'Superba'

    This low maintenance shrub can be used a low hedge to cover banks & slopes but it also provides enough interest throughout the year to warrant being planted in borders & beds of coastal, courtyard, city or cottage gardens.