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  • Darwin's barberry
  • Eventual height: 3m
  • Eventual spread: 3m

Berberis darwinii

Darwin's barberry

RHS award of garden merit Perfect for pollinators £14.99
Pot size 2 litre pot
2 litre pot
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  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Flowering period: April and May
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Clusters of small, nodding, orange-yellow flowers appear in mid- and late spring, followed by bluish-purple autumn berries. This upright, evergreen shrub has small, spiny, dark green, holly-like leaves and is useful to fill a difficult spot in the garden, provided it has space to spread out. It also makes a good informal, flowering hedge. Vigorous and easy-to-grow, it often produces a second flush of flowers in autumn.

    Garden care: Requires minimal pruning. Where some pruning is required, cut back in autumn or winter, after the appearance of the autumn fruits.

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