3 Litre Pot
- RHS Award of Garden Merit
- Position: Full sun, partial shade
- Soil: Moist, well drained
- Growth Rate: Fast
- Flowering Period: April – May
- Hardiness: Hardy
- Eventual Height: 2.7m
- Eventual Spread: 2.7m
Berberis Darwinii, also known as ‘Darwins Barberry’, makes a dense and quick growing evergreen flowering shrub, with dark green, shiny, holly-like prickly leaves, the new foliage is tinged red turning to green with age. Masses of fragrant, rich orange coloured bell shaped flowers are produced from April on through to May, making a wonderful, bold focal point and attracting the local wildlife into the garden, these are later followed by edible blue berries which can be used to make an excellent jam or preserve. Often used as a hedging plant it is equally stunning planted within a border or indeed as a specimen.
Looking After Your Berberis Darwinii
Darwins Barberry Which has been given The Award of Garden Merit by the RHS is a generally maintenance free shrub due to its dense habit very little pruning is required, except to keep to a specific height or shape, and best done after flowering. If pruned too hard it will result in a loss of flower during the following season. Plant in fertile, moist and well drained soil and in a sunny or partially shaded position. As previously mentioned Berberis Darwinii makes a superb hedge, with the added bonus of its sturdy,prickly leaves deterring any unwanted intruders to the garden.