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GardenersDream Berberis darwinii Compacta

Supplied in a 9cm Pot
  • £11.99
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  • Characteristics: A colourful evergreen shrub with small deep green leaves. Sprays of little orange and red flowers decorate the shrub in Spring and are followed by blue-black berries.
  • Growth and Spread: Ultimate height and spread of 1m.
  • Care and Maintenance: Place in a spot that enjoys full sun or partial shade. Keep the soil moist but well drained.
  • Period of Interest: Evergreen foliage provides year-round interest. Flowers blossom in April and May with berries appearing from July to August.

Discovered by Charles Darwin in 1835, Berberis darwinii is an upright evergreen shrub that is bursting with vibrant warm colours in Spring. It boasts small, dense, spiny leaves in a rich dark green hue but really comes into its own when the flowers bloom in April. These small hanging sprays are fiery orange with red tinges making them really stand out. Blue-black berries complete the cycle in Summer and are a valuable source of food for birds and small mammals. 

This compact variety is extremely low maintenance, and once it’s been positioned, requires very little attention to thrive. All it needs is to be watered regularly during dry spells of weather. No pruning is necessary, other than to remove dead or damaged branches and the shrub is generally pest-free.

Please Note: When purchasing plants please consider that each live item is unique and may, therefore, differ from the images shown, which are for illustration purposes only. This plant will be supplied in a growers pot.

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