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Berberis Darwinii (Berberis)

Type Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Hedging & Screening, Evergreen, Flowering
Form Rounded Multi-Stemmed Bush
Size Large Border / Screening Plant (1.8 to 3m height)
Colours Orange Flowers (Summer early), Medium green Foliage
Care Low/Easy Maintenance - Tough Plant
Hardiness Very hardy
Growth Fast Growing Plant
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Berberis Darwinii Description

This fast growing evergreen shrub is ideally suited to hedging or as a back of border shrub. Producing masses of golden - orange flowers in spring followed by berries in Autumn. A very hardy all rounder growing to 3m X 3m plus.


Berberis Darwinii - Cultivation Notes

Berberis will tolerate most soil types if well drained. Plant in sun / partial shade, it makes a fantastic vandal proof hedge. Trim to shape after flowering.


Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Berberis Darwinii:
  • Scented blossom
  • Spiney growth can deter unwanted visitors!
  • Attracts wildlife to feed or nest
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Ideal for fast growing screening
  • Evergreen foliage for all year round colour and screening
  • Suitable for container growing
  • Fruit / berry producing
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils
  • Tolerates cold exposed locations
  • Suitable for hedging or topiary
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils
Weaknesses of Berberis Darwinii
  • Invasive/spreading root growth
  • Spiney plant - can scratch young children and gardeners!
Design & Plant Use for Berberis Darwinii:
  • Spine bearing plant ideal for security hedge
  • Tall summer flowering shrub suitable for back of border planting
  • Evergreen plant suitable for trimming to shape or topiary
  • Fast growing evergreen plant ideal for screening
  • Ideal flowering shrub for problem clay soils


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Berberis Darwinii (Berberis)
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