2-3 Litre Pot
- Position: Full sun, partial shade
- Soil: Moist, well drained
- Growth Rate: Average
- Flowering Period: April-May
- Hardiness: Hardy
- Eventual Height: 100cm
- Eventual Spread: 100cm
Berberis Darwinii Nana, commonly known as Barberry, is a compact evergreen flowering shrub of upright habit. Its small, spiny, dark green holly like leaves are often tinged red when young. From April through to May masses of golden orange-yellow flowers are produced, followed by it purple-black shiny berries, highly prized by the garden wild-life, a particular favourite of the local bee’s and butterflies. Berberis Darwinii Nana also makes an excellent low growing, flowering hedge or used to brighten a dull spot in the shrub border.
Looking After Your Berberis Darwinii Nana
Generally a maintenance free, good all-rounder the Berberis Darwinii Nana takes well to clipping and can be pruned lightly after flowering to a preferred shape, whether for hedging or as a single specimen in the border. Ideally situated in full or partial shade and planted in a good fertile, moist but well drained soil.