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Berberis thunbergii 'Atropurpurea Superba' Berberis × ottawensis 'Superba'
Berberis can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs with spiny shoots bearing simple, often spine-toothed leaves, and small yellow or orange flowers in axillary clusters or racemes, followed by small berries
'Superba' is a vigorous spiny medium-sized deciduous shrub with lax, arching branches. Leaves broadly oval, deep red-purple, brighter red in autumn. Flowers small, light yellow, berries bright red
Toxicity Ingestion may cause mild stomach upset
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect North-facing or East-facing or West-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilSand, Chalk, Clay, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grows in any well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade
Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings or seed
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Banks and Slopes Flower borders and beds Hedging & Screens Low Maintenance
City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Pruning group 8
Pests Generally pest free
May be subject to powdery mildews
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