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botanical name:
Berberis x ottawensis 'Auricoma'
Berberis x ottawensis 'Auricoma' © Deeproot Plant Base
synonyms:  Berberis thunbergii 'Auricoma'
family:  Berberidaceae
characteristics: shrub
height: 2.50m
width: 2.50m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: purple
flower colour: yellow
fruit colour: red
stem/bark: brown
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, clay soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -29°C
USDA zone: 5 to 9
description:
Dense medium to large sized shrub with spiny arching stems and rich wine-purple foliage. Profuse small yellow flowers in May, later followed by red berries. Good autumn foliage colour.

cultivation:
Well drained soil in sun or light shade. Very hardy.

usage:
Good for boundary planting and informal hedging

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