Barberry ‘Superba’ (Berberis x ottawensis f. purpurea ‘Superba’)
Barberry ‘Superba’ (Berberis x ottawensis f. Purpurea ‘Superba’) is a very vigorous, spiny and deciduous shrub. In this article we will learn how to plant and grow this plant.Common name: Barberry 'Superba'
Scientific name: Berberis x ottawensis f. purpurea ‘Superba’
Plant type: Shrubs
Height: 1.5m - 3m
Spread: 1.5m - 3m
Foliage color: Purple (spring), Purple (summer), Red (autumn), Red (spring), Red (summer)
Flower color: Yellow
Fruit color: Red
Season of interest: Autumn, Spring, Summer
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial shade
Soil: Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Moisture: Moist but well drained, Well drained
Garden type: Architectural, City & Courtyard Gardens, Coastal, Informal Garden
Planting type: Flower borders and bedding, Hedging & Screens, Low Maintenance
The leaves are oval, deep purple-red that turn bright red in the fall.
It produces small, light yellow flowers that produce red berries, a source of food for birds. The branches tend to arch as they develop.
When planting spiny Berberis always wear wear gloves and eye protection.
How to plant
It prefers to be planted in places of full sun or half shade. It tolerates any type of soil as long as it is not waterlogged.
How to propagate
Berberis can be propagated by seeds and cuttings. The varieties, like this case, must be propagated by vegetative methods to maintain their characteristics.
It is very easy to propagate Berberis by semi-hardwood or hardwood cuttings.