Common Name: Berberis darwinii
Charles Darwin discovered Berberis darwinii in 1835.
Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Makes a good hedge, Has interesting/colourful ornamental fruit
Awards: RHS Award of Garden Merit, RHS Perfect for Pollinators
|Hardiness: Hardy||Height: 3.00 m (300 cm)|
|Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shade||Spread: 3.00 m (300 cm)|
|Foliage Type: Evergreen||Flower Colour: Orange|
|Foliage Colour: Green||Flowering Period: April & May|
Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained
This evergreen shrub has dark green, leathery, holly-like leaves. The leaves have sharp spines on the margins. Groups of bright orange flowers are produced in spring and sometimes again in autumn. Large clusters of small, blue-black fruits follow the flowers. Berberis darwinii could be used to create an evergreen hedge.
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