Darwin's Barberry Hedge Plants

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Misc RHS AGM, Edible Fruit / Nuts, Shrub, Wildlife Value
Shade Partial Shade
Area Coastal Areas, Exposed Windy Areas
Soil Acidic, Poor/Dry
Colour Yellow/Gold
Type Evergreen, Hedging
Also Good Autumn Colour, Berries
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SIZES 1-10 11-5051-250251-10001001+
P9 (9cm Pot) Plenty of Stock£3.84Plenty of Stock£3.07Plenty of Stock£2.69Plenty of Stock£2.50Plenty of Stock£2.30
20/30-CN Out of Stock £6.18Out of Stock£5.58Out of Stock£4.92Out of Stock£4.68
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Evergreen, Thorny, Berberis Darwinii Hedging

Berberis darwinii, Darwin's Barberry, is a thorny, evergreen hedging plant or ornamental shrub. It has tiny, holly shaped leaves which carry some of the sharpest thorns in the UK... It is suitable for any well-drained soil and is shade tolerant. This vigorous little bush is one of the great all-round garden shrubs (which is why it holds an RHS Award of Garden Merit). Evergreen, prickly, clippable, flowering, scented: Berberis Darwinii has almost everything you could ask from a hedging plant or specimen bush. It looks good planted close to a wall or fence and it is happy in the dappled shade cast by overhanging trees. Even though the prickly foliage is evergreen, it still changes colour to rusty red in autumn. Berberis darwinii flowers in April, with dense clusters of fragrant, bright orange and yellow flowers bubbling out on pink stalks from underneath the green leaves. These ripen into decorative bunches of edible purple-blue berries. Grown as a hedge, you can clip it regularly into a neat, formal shape if you like. We recommend letting it grow a bit wild and hard pruning it every few years, so that you can enjoy the arching stems with their colourful flowers and fruit.

Berberis darwinii is good for hedges up to about 2 metres high.

View our selection of berberis hedging or see our full range of hedging plants.

All our hedge plants are measured by their height in centimetres above the ground (the roots aren't measured).

Spacing a Berberis darwinii hedge: 

Plant Berberis darwinii hedging at 3 plants per metre, 33cms apart.

Did You Know?

This South American species, known locally as Michay, was first identified by Charles Darwin in 1835, during the second voyage of the Beagle. It was imported to Britain by the great Cornish plant collector William Lobb in 1849. 

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Bareroot planting is best done between October and April
Bareroot and potted - what's the difference?

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