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× Mahoberberis ‘Dart's Treasure’

For sale by Bluebell Nursery

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An evergreen shrub, x Mahoberberis 'Dart's Treasure' has dark green leaves that can develop startling red and orange tints in autumn. Small upright soft-yellow flower spikes appear on the branches in late spring.

Slow growing but unusual and interesting, this is not a plant for instant gratification but grows well in most areas and the prickly leaves make it a superb barrier plant.

Supplied Size: 3L containers

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× Mahoberberis ‘Dart's Treasure’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
× Mahoberberis ‘Dart's Treasure’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
× Mahoberberis ‘Dart's Treasure’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
3 litres

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Grower Notes

Position: Full sun or shade.
Soil: Any fertile soil.
Hardiness: Hardy
Flowering Period: May.
Rate of Growth: Slow.
Habit: x Mahoberberis 'Dart's Treasure' grows to be a small densely branching shrub with a rounded habit.
Height: 1 m (3 ft).
Spread: 1 m (3 ft).

Notes: We have a specimen of x Mahoberberis 'Dart's Treasure', planted in the woodland garden surrounding our nursery. At 10 years old, it had reached a height of 1 m and a spread of 1 m.

Plant Finder: about × Mahoberberis ‘Dart's Treasure’


× Mahoberberis ‘Dart's Treasure’. This is an intergeneric cross between mahonia and berberis. Dark green, spiny, mahonia-like leaves and yellow flower spikes in late spring. In autumn, the leaves can be splashed with bright reds and oranges.

Interest and use

Grown for its year-round foliage interest and flowers. Spiny leaves make a good barrier plant.

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× Mahoberberis ‘Dart's Treasure’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterSemi-moist or Moist

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