Darwin's Barberry

Berberis darwinii

Regular price £2.57 ex VAT
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A dense, upright, spiny evergreen shrub displaying dark green holly-like leaves and vibrant orange flowers that are followed by small blue-black berries.

Growing Conditions:
Grows well in any soil except waterlogged. A sunnier position is ideal to promote fruiting.

Value To Wildlife:
Birds are attracted to the berries, whilst the thorns provide a barrier for safe nesting sites.

Important Note:
You’ll receive a 2 year old well established whip that's between 20 to 60cm in height.
This is a deciduous tree and so will shed its leaves in autumn, in order to protect itself from the cold winter weather. Come spring, it’ll burst back into bud and begin to flourish once more.

It is best to plant your trees within a week or two weeks of arrival. Remember, when your trees arrive we advise to keep them upright, well-watered and away from strong sunlight and high winds. If looking to use a tree guard when planting Darwin's Barberry whips, we recommmend using a mesh tree guard, in order to ensure the young trees have adequate ventilation. For further information on planting cell grown trees please click here to read our blog.

By using a tree guard it provides improved survival rates by offering first-line defence against pests such as voles, mice, rabbits, hares, deer, plus other wildlife and livestock, at a young tree's most vulnerable growing stage.

It also provides protection to your newly planted cell grown trees for from seasonal weather conditions, herbicides and other chemical sprays.

They can also guard against machinery contact and abrasion, such as strimmers.

To shop our range of tree guards and planting accessories click here.

It is important to note that there are many tree guard designs to choose from and each have a specific purpose, if you’re unsure of which type of shelter you require, please get in contact and we’d be happy to chat over your project and provide advice.

Additional Information



  • Weight

    0.13 kg
  • Whip height

    20-60cm
  • British native

    Yes
  • Flowering

    Yes
  • Fruit

    Berry
  • Growth rate

    Average
  • Maximum height

    1.5-2.5m
  • Time to maximum height

    10-20 years
  • Tree type

    Evergreen