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Berberis darwinii

Barberry

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsApril & September
  • Height2.5m to 4m
  • Spread3m to 4m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourDark orange, yellow
  • Leaf ColourGlossy dark green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Berberis darwinii (Barberry). This is an evergreen shrub. It has bright orange-yellow flowers that will appear in profusion from early spring to the summer. The flowers are followed by purple fruits in the autumn.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

Chile

Interest and use

Ornamental, fruit, border, hedging, banks, specimen

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Poor quality
  • Soil pH5.5 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Watch out for the thorns.

Propagation

You should propagate the species by seeds in the autumn, and the deciduous hybrids and cultivars can be propagated by softwood or semi-ripe cuttings in the summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Aphids and powdery mildew may be troublesome.

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