Berberis ottawensis

Red Berberis hedging

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Red Berberis (Berberis ottawensis x Auricoma) has stirking red leaves that shine through the spring and summer, turning a slightly purple shade in the autumn before loosing its leaves in the winter. Berberis ottawensis is not only known for its vivid colours but also its many thorns that make this hedging plant and shrub a great intruder deterrent - so be careful when planting! 

Not only does it provide colour and security to your garden, it is also a great source of food for wildlife with its orange berries that will be seen in the spring time, it also provides great shelter. 

More Information

  • Berry Colour Red
  • Deciduous Yes
  • Semi Evergreen No
  • Evergreen No
  • Flower Colour Yellow
  • Grows Up To 3m
  • Has Berries Yes
  • Is Edible No
  • Is Native No
  • Intruder Proof Yes
  • Privacy Hedge No
Berberis ottawensis hedge trimming should be done immediately after flowering.

1. Select Root Type

Bare Root 

Bare roots are young plants that are only planted when they are dormant, from November to March (weather dependant). We lift bare root plants and despatch them during the planting season but they can be pre-ordered in summer to guarantee your stock. As they are cheaper to grow, they are one of our most affordable hedge planting options and the cheapest way to plant a hedge.

Root Ball 

Root ball plants are also seasonal stock as they can only be lifted when they are dormant, from November to March (weather dependant). These plants are scooped out of the ground like an ice-cream using machinery to keep their root system intact and wrapped in bio-degradable, hessian sacks.  They are mature plants that provide dense coverage very early on, ideal for when you need a thick hedge quickly. Root ball hedging plants give an instant effect and are a cheaper alternative to instant trough grown hedging. 

Pot Grown 

Pot grown plants can be planted year round and they are our mose convenient option of hedging plants. They come in a wide range of sizes, from 10cm to 2.5m so they're suitable for the majority of planting requirements. From small 2L shrubs to large 15L extra tall hedging, there will be a pot grown plant for any garden type. 

Instant Hedging 

Our Instant Hedging is grown in troughs or bags that measure 50cm-1 metre in length and carefully clipped during the growing season to create a dramatic, instant hedge effect. If you are looking for a quick fix or an instant impact, Instant Trough Grown hedging is the solution for you. 

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  • Red Berberis 30/40cm 2L pot
    (Berberis ottowensis 'aurocoma') Red Berberis 30/40cm 2L pot
    30/40cm
    2L Pot Pot Grown
    Price £6.99
    Planting Density:
    3 to 5 per metre
  • Red Berberis (Berberis ottowensis) Pot Grown 40-60cm 2L
    Red Berberis (Berberis ottowensis) Pot Grown 40-60cm 2L
    40/60cm
    2L Pot Pot Grown
    Price £5.99
    Planting Density:
    3 to 5 per metre
  • Red Berberis 30/50cm 5L pot
    (Berberis ottowensis 'aurocoma') Red Berberis 60/90cm 5L pot
    30/50cm
    5L Pot Pot Grown
    Price £14.99
    Planting Density:
    3 per metre
  • Red Berberis 60/90cm 5L pot
    (Berberis ottowensis 'aurocoma') Red Berberis 60/90cm 5L pot
    60/90cm
    5L Pot Pot Grown
    Price £16.99
    Planting Density:
    3 per metre
  • Red Berberis 40/60cm 2L pot x 75
    Red Berberis 40/60cm 2L pot x 75
    40/60cm 2L pot x 75
    2L Pot Pot Grown
    Price £427.79
    Planting Density:
    3 to 5 per metre
    Pallet Delivery - min. Order

    This product requires a pallet delivery which is £30 or free on orders over £300.

  • Red Berberis 60/90cm 2L pot x 60
    Red Berberis 60/90cm 2L pot x 60
    60/90cm 2L pot x 60
    2L Pot Pot Grown
    Price £456.49
    Planting Density:
    3 to 5 per metre
    Pallet Delivery - min. Order

    This product requires a pallet delivery which is £30 or free on orders over £300.

  • Red Berberis 20/30cm 2L pot
    (Berberis ottowensis 'aurocoma') Red Berberis 20/30cm 2L pot
    20/30cm
    2L Pot Pot Grown
    Price £6.99
    Planting Density:
    3 to 7 per metre
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More Information
Berry ColourRed
DeciduousYes
Semi EvergreenNo
EvergreenNo
Flower ColourYellow
Grows Up To3m
Has BerriesYes
Is EdibleNo
Is NativeNo
Intruder ProofYes
Privacy HedgeNo

Delivery Information

  • Orders £100 and over to mainland UK are delivered FREE for box deliveries
  • Our delivery lead time is currently within 3-5 days. *Some troughs and trees may take up to 14 days at present.
  • Orders under £100 to mainland UK £7.99 (box delivery).
  • Orders requiring a pallet delivery, free delivery over £300 or a £30 pallet charge if the order is under £300.
  • Bespoke deliveries that require a dedicated vehicle is a charge of £300 or free on orders over £1000.
  • We can deliver to Scottish Highlands & Islands, Channel Islands, Isle of Wight and Isle Man, but the delivery cost will need to be quoted by one of our team, so please contact us on

For some plants that are too heavy or too tall to be packed in cardboard boxes we use pallet deliveries. In these circumstances, we require a minimum order value of £300 for free delivery, or you can make a contribution towards the delivery cost. Look out for the information on product pages which explains this further where applicable and if your order is for less than £300 please call or email us to agree a delivery contribution. This requirement only applies to those plants where it is clearly indicated on the product page.

For delivery information for other products please see here.

Berberis ottawensis x Auricoma, also known as Berberis Red Leaf , is one of our most prickly hedging plants making it ideal for deterring intruders whilst providing rich colour to your garden.
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