Berberis darwinii

Darwins Barberry hedging

From £7.99

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 juliana.

More Information

  • 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.

1. Select Root Type

Bare Root 

Bare roots are young plants that are only planted when they are dormant, from November to March (weather dependant). We lift bare root plants and despatch them during the planting season but they can be pre-ordered in summer to guarantee your stock. As they are cheaper to grow, they are one of our most affordable hedge planting options and the cheapest way to plant a hedge.

Root Ball 

Root ball plants are also seasonal stock as they can only be lifted when they are dormant, from November to March (weather dependant). These plants are scooped out of the ground like an ice-cream using machinery to keep their root system intact and wrapped in bio-degradable, hessian sacks.  They are mature plants that provide dense coverage very early on, ideal for when you need a thick hedge quickly. Root ball hedging plants give an instant effect and are a cheaper alternative to instant trough grown hedging. 

Pot Grown 

Pot grown plants can be planted year round and they are our mose convenient option of hedging plants. They come in a wide range of sizes, from 10cm to 2.5m so they're suitable for the majority of planting requirements. From small 2L shrubs to large 15L extra tall hedging, there will be a pot grown plant for any garden type. 

Instant Hedging 

Our Instant Hedging is grown in troughs or bags that measure 50cm-1 metre in length and carefully clipped during the growing season to create a dramatic, instant hedge effect. If you are looking for a quick fix or an instant impact, Instant Trough Grown hedging is the solution for you. 

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  • Berberis Darwinii (Darwins Barberry) 20-30cm 2L
    Berberis Darwinii (Darwins Barberry) 20-30cm 2L
    2L Pot Pot Grown
    Price £7.99
    Planting Density:
    3 to 5 per metre
  • Berberis Darwinii (Darwins Barberry) 30-40cm 2L
    Berberis Darwinii (Darwins Barberry) 30-40cm 2L
    2L Pot Pot Grown
    Price £8.99
    Planting Density:
    3 to 5 per metre
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More Information
Berry ColourPurple
Semi EvergreenNo
Flower ColourYellow
Grows Up To2.5m
Has BerriesYes
Is EdibleNo
Is NativeNo
Intruder ProofYes
Privacy HedgeYes

Delivery Information

  • Orders £100 and over to mainland UK are delivered FREE for box deliveries
  • Our delivery lead time is currently within 3-7 days.
  • Orders under £100 to mainland UK £4.99 (box delivery).
  • Orders requiring a pallet delivery, free delivery over £200 or a £60 pallet charge if the order is under £200.
  • Bespoke deliveries that require a dedicated vehicle is a charge of £300 or free on orders over £1000.
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