Barberry Seed

Berberis darwinii

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Berberis darwinii, Barberry, is an early flowering, fast growing evergreen with holly like leaves. Its flowers are bright orange tinted with red which appear in long lasting drooping clusters in spring. Useful for hedging, when it will make an impenetrable barrier, but can take any amount of pruning. It flowers better in full sun but will grow in semi-shade. Classed as an invasive species in New Zealand.

 

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Description

Berberis darwinii

Common name: Barberry

Native: Chile / Argentina.

Provenance: UK

Size and spread (10 years): 3m x 3m

Treatment required: Mildly dormant requires 20 weeks stratification.

Seeds / kg:  c. 196,000       99% viable

Ideal sowing period: Spring

Soil conditions: Most soils but not waterlogged areas.

Planting instructions: Flowers better in full sun but will grow in semi-shade. Tolerates exposed spots. Prune after flowering

Mature height: 3m

Additional information

Weight 5.00 g
Size

Mini Seed Pack (25 seeds approx.), Seed Pack (500 seeds approx.)

Genus

Berberis

Family

Berberidaceae

Flowering Month

April

Colour

yellow

Hardiness

Hardy

Life Cycle

shrub

Evergreen

evergreen

Interest

berries, flowers

Wildlife

yes

Requires

part shade, sun