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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
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.

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

Good for boundary planting and informal hedging

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