This showy plant (Berberis ottawensis var. purpurea) looks spectacular year round, but right now its burgundy-red foliage is a shining beacon in the winter garden. And let’s face it – there’s not much going on in the garden right now, unless it involves colourful foliage or big, bold leaves. In spring it produces pretty yellow flowers which contrast brilliantly with its egg-shaped leaves. And best of all, it’s a hardy plant, so no matter where you live in the country, you’ve got a good chance of keeping it alive. It’s ideal for hedging too, reaching a height of around 2.4m. Plant it in a well-drained soil in sun or part shade.
June 19, 2011 by Leave a Comment