Berberis darwinii

Darwins Barberry hedging

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Darwins Barberry is an evergreen character of the Berberis family and it has lovely colourful bunches of orange/yellow nodding flowers that hold onto red stems in spring with small, dark green, prickly leaves.

Berberis Darwinii, or also known as Darwins Barberry, is an evegreen shrub and hedging plant that will suit almost any garden type and provide year round colour and interest. Darwins Barberry has small dark green prickly leaves and with bunches of yellow and orange 'nodding' flowers that hold onto red stems, it certainly stands out from the crowd. Their leaves are very similar to Holly leaves. 

This attractive shrub is also a hit with wildlife as blue and purple berries are produced around autumn time and sometimes you are treated to a second flourish of flowers. The main features to Berberis Darwinii we would say is its spring colour and it's spiky leaves that will keep intruders at bay. Berberis is the ideal intruder proof hedge, view our range of Intruder Proof Hedging here.

Other evergreen Berberis varieties we stock are Berberis Stenophllya and Berberis julianae.

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  • Berry Colour Purple
  • Deciduous No
  • Semi Evergreen No
  • Evergreen Yes
  • Flower Colour Yellow
  • Grows Up To 2.5m
  • Has Berries Yes
  • Is Edible No
  • Is Native No
  • Intruder Proof Yes
  • Privacy Hedge Yes
Planting and pruning advice for Berberis Darwinii hedging. Berberis darwinii is quite fast growing and could easily make 3m if unchecked but it is also easy to trim and maintain to about 1.5m. Just cut back any long branches or neaten the overall shape in autumn when the berries have been eaten/fallen. It is fine in any well drained soil and sun or partial shade. Pruning should be done immediately after flowering.

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Berry ColourPurple
DeciduousNo
Semi EvergreenNo
EvergreenYes
Flower ColourYellow
Grows Up To2.5m
Has BerriesYes
Is EdibleNo
Is NativeNo
Intruder ProofYes
Privacy HedgeYes

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