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Berberis darwinii hedge plants

Darwins Barberry hedging

  • £6.99 (ex VAT)
£6.99 (ex VAT) £6.89 (ex VAT) £6.79 (ex VAT) £6.69 (ex VAT)

Berberis darwinii hedge plants, commonly referred to as Darwins Barberry, create a delightful evergreen hedge. The small, glossy, dark green, prickly foliage means Berberis darwinii is a fantastic intruder deterrent whilst the orange bell-shaped flowers nod merrily, adding a splash of bright colour.

  • Best Features: Dark evergreen foliage, bright orange flowers, very prickly
  • Ideal For Hedges: 1.0m-2m high
  • Growth Rate: Average | 30-40cm a year
  • Position: Any normal soil, including well-drained poor soils, sun or full shade, exposed inland and coastal
  • Also Consider: The full range of Berberis hedging for more thorny hedge plants.
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Darwins Barberry / Berberis hedge (Berberis darwinii) description

Darwin's Barberry is a real box ticker when it comes to your garden needs, it is easy to grow even in harsh conditions, produces beautiful nodding orange flowers on pink stems which contrast beautifully against the dark green foliage and then boasts rusty-red autumn colour, even though it's evergreen! The flowers of Berberis darwinii turn to blue berries in the autumn which are popular with wildlife and often eaten by birds.

Most popular uses for Berberis hedging

Berberis plants can be trimmed into a neat form or left to its own devices, with a hard prune every couple of years, it will create an attractive, more natural, arching form. Berberis darwinii is suited to most conditions, even poor soils, shade, coastal exposure, inland exposure and drought. The prickly leaves, like miniature holly leaves, make this an ideal intruder proof hedge and as an evergreen, it provides cover year round.

Combine Darwins Barberry hedges with

Grow alone or mix with other Berberis varieties. Take a look at our Tapestry Hedging, one type of Mixed Hedging Packs for a real mix of shrubs.

Growth rate of Berberis darwinii

With an average growth rate of 30-40cm a year Berberis darwinii will be ideal for heights of 1.5m –- 3m.

Care advice for Berberis darwinii hedging

Trim Berberis in autumn after the berries or cut back hard in March time for a flourish of new growth. Please view the best4hedging Care and Planting instructions in our Advice section.

Recommended planting density of Berberis hedges

For information on planting density specific to Berberis darwinii, please see the product table. In the 'No. Per Metre' column, you will find our recommended plant density for each individual plant species and root type.

We supply Darwins Barberry year-round in containers.

The vast majority of our Berberis darwinii hedge plants are British grown by specialists with plentiful experience, though we do now and again buy Berberis darwinii from very carefully nominated nurseries in Europe, where we're positive that the quality can't be beaten. At best4hedging we ensure that you receive the freshest, highest quality Berberis darwinii hedge plants whilst maintaining fantastic prices, so you can buy Berberis hedges with confidence.

Showing 20 of our total 88 reviews, with an average rating of 5 stars. Read all 88 reviews for Berberis darwinii hedge plants.
Review Summary - 5 out of 5 based on 88 ratings.
October 14, 2019 | Eric Rogers
Berberis darwinii hedge plants

Plant was well packed and arrived in 1st class condition

August 28, 2019 | geraldine rowland
Berberis darwinii hedge plants

As Above

April 14, 2019 | Anonymous
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March 21, 2019 | Anonymous
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As Above

March 14, 2019 | Steve Dickens
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January 12, 2019 | Karl Bryan
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As Above

November 12, 2018 | Anonymous
Berberis darwinii hedge plants

Well produced plants by the supplier

October 17, 2018 | Mark Walsingham
Berberis darwinii hedge plants

Good healthy looking plants

August 4, 2018 | Anonymous
Berberis darwinii hedge plants

As Above

May 27, 2018 | Anonymous
Berberis darwinii hedge plants

Excellent plant, thank you

May 19, 2018 | Michael Dover
Berberis darwinii hedge plants

Good healthy plants at a fair price and delivered on time as promised

May 4, 2018 | Mary Daniel
Berberis darwinii hedge plants

Excellent very healthy plant. Well happy! Thank you

May 3, 2018 | Roger Jones
Berberis darwinii hedge plants

Quality! Very pleased with the service and product!

April 4, 2018 | Chris bacon
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February 25, 2017 | Anonymous
Berberis darwinii hedge plants

Plants arrived in good condition. They are an attractive plant and should prove good for hedging

February 19, 2017 | Anonymous
Berberis darwinii hedge plants

Plants were a very good quality and good size

February 15, 2017 | Anonymous
Berberis darwinii hedge plants

As Above

January 9, 2017 | Anonymous
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November 14, 2016 | Anonymous
Berberis darwinii hedge plants

As Above

October 1, 2016 | Anonymous
Berberis darwinii hedge plants

Excellent shrubs

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  • Orders £100 & over (ex. VAT) to mainland UK are delivered FREE* (Exceptions apply - see below for Scottish Highlands etc)
  • Orders under £100 (ex. VAT) to mainland UK £9.95
  • At an additional cost, we can deliver to Scottish Highlands & Islands, which we classify as including AB (Aberdeen) and DD (Dundee) postcodes, as well as Ireland, Channel Islands, Isle of Wight and Isle Man. The exact delivery cost is order specific and will need to be quoted by one of our team, so please contact us on 01257 261 243

*For some plants that are too heavy or too tall to be packed in cardboard boxes we use pallet deliveries. In these circumstances, we require a minimum order value of £200 (ex VAT) for free delivery, or you can make a contribution towards the delivery cost. Look out for the information on product pages which explains this further where applicable and if your order is for less than £200 (ex VAT) please call or email us to agree upon a delivery contribution. This requirement only applies to those plants where it is clearly indicated on the product page

Pallet deliveries are always undertaken on an 18-tonne vehicle (similar in size to a standard refuse vehicle). If for any reason you require a smaller vehicle please contact our sales team who can arrange this for you. There will be an additional surcharge applied for small vehicle deliveries

Delivery Timescales

99% of our orders are dispatched within 3 to 5 working days of receipt and most the day after the order is placed. We can do “next day delivery” on many of our products for an additional £12 (incl VAT) but please call on 01257 494 491 before placing your order to check.

We can also deliver on a specified date to suit you. Please indicate the date you would like to receive delivery in the notes section of the checkout (or place your order by phone) and we’ll do our utmost to meet that date.

Occasional hiccups can occur (such as broken down vehicles) and although we are very experienced in logistics we cannot be held liable for costs incurred or inconvenience due to late deliveries - see terms and conditions for more information.

You will receive an email or telephone call confirming the dispatch of your order 24/48 hours before it arrives with you.

Exceptions to our quick turnaround timescale

Pre-orders - if you have placed an order that includes products on pre-order, then they will be dispatched to you as soon as they are available. If your order includes pre-order bare roots or root balls you will be notified once they are being dispatched (root balls from mid to late October and bare roots from early to mid-November).

Root balls - lifting root balls involves the use of complex, heavy machinery, this lifting is carried out twice a week in the root ball season so we do still have a prompt turnaround timescale but if your order has just missed one lifting, it will be a few days before we lift again. We are always happy to confirm when we can deliver to you before you order. The benefit of this method of supplying root balls is that they are always fresh and therefore have a higher success rate than root balls that are stored out of the soil.

Weather conditions can affect dispatch - bare root and root ball plants are not lifted if the ground is too cold (it damages the roots) and the delivery of all plants can be affected if the water supply is frozen (because we water all plants before packing). Extremely hot weather can also be challenging and occasionally we hold backorders for species that are particularly vulnerable. We ask our customers to be mindful of bank holidays when couriers are not active.

We'd like to stress that although there are exceptions, the vast majority of our orders are dispatched extremely quickly and we are proud of our logistics developed over many years of delivering plants to tens of thousands of customers.


We inspect plants carefully before dispatch but accept that very occasionally things may go wrong. 
You can return your plants (within 14 days) for a refund or replacement (we’ll help with the process of returning). If your plants arrived damaged then returns are free of charge. However, we ask that you inform us as soon as possible. If you’d like to return your plants because of a change of plan or if we do not agree that the plants are significantly damaged (the loss of a few leaves in transit or a loose pot on arrival, for example, wouldn't be harmful to the plants), then we may ask you to pay the full or partial return costs if you still wanted to return them. We’re very reasonable and always aim for complete satisfaction as demonstrated by our amazing Feefo customer reviews which can be viewed here.

Should you wish to return any products that you have over-bought, no longer require or purchased in error you will incur both a return cost (different charges for pallets and Boxes) and the original cost of delivery incurred by Best4hedging. Please contact the Service team for charges and/or to organise a return. Plants will be subject to a quality control check from our Nursery upon return before any refund is authorised and processed.

Please note that in the case of damaged plants, if you have not notified us of a problem within 14 days of delivery, we consider you to have accepted the plants and Best4Hedging has no further liability for them should they fail.

You can read more about our returns policy in our terms and conditions here.

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