Barberry 'Superba' Berberis × ottawensis f. purpurea 'Superba'

barberry 'Superba'


'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

Plant Info
Common Problems

About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      barberry 'Superba'

    • Common names

      Berberis thunbergii 'Atropurpurea Superba', Berberis × ottawensis 'Superba'

  • skullToxicity

    Ingestion may cause mild stomach upset. Wear gloves and wash hands after handling

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Foliage type


    • Height

      1.5-2.5 metres

    • Spread

      1.5-2.5 metres

    • Hardiness zones


  • sunLight

    Full Sun, Partial Shade

  • scissorsPruning

    group 8

  • bambooSoil

    SoilChalk, Clay, Loam, Sand

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Hardiness zone

      Banks and Slopes Hedging & Screens Low Maintenance Flower borders and beds Coastal City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings or seed

  • insectPests

    Could be affected by berberis sawfly

  • microbeDiseases

    May be subject to powdery mildews