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Berberis darwinii hedge plants


Darwins Barberry hedging

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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. more ›
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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 an 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 Best 4 Hedging 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 above. 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.

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