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BERBERIS darwinii

Commonly known as Darwin's barberry

Bright orange flowers
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BERBERIS darwinii

 
£14.00 each 
MULTIBUY SAVING

Any 10+ £11.00 each
Any 3+ £12.00 each
  • Evergreen
    3 to 5 spine-toothed, dark-green leaves 2-4cm (¾-1½in) long.
  • Orange
  • Height
    3m (10ft)
  • Spread
    3m (10ft)
  • Hedge Ideal for hedging
    Suitable for a coastal hedge if some protection given from direct sea-winds
  • Tall Shrub
    Vigorous, profusely flowering upright shrub
  • Hardy - cold winter Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features
    Berries These plants have berries.
  • Good to know
    originally found by Darwin on his Beagle voyage and introduced by Cornish plant hunter William Lobb c.1848. A good all-rounder. Makes a clippable, spiny hedge, has abundant, scented flowers, sometimes twice a year, and blue-black fruits. Wildlife plant - nectar and pollen for insects, berries for birds.
  • Pests & Diseases
    aphids, powdery mildew.
  • Place of origin
    Chile, Argentina
  • Flower Shape
    Racemes - pendent racemes to 5cm (2in) long of 10-30 flowers 5mm (¼in) across
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Coastal / windswept
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf shape
    Obovate see photos above
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 5
    Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs that require minimal pruning.
    Action: Trim or lightly cut back shoots that spoil symmetry. Deadhead regularly.
    When: Annually after flowering.

    RHS group 8
  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Tolerates all - any well-drained soil.
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
  • Rabbit Resistant
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3m (10ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  3m (10ft)
 

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