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Darwin Barberry

  • Scientific Name: Berberis darwinii
  • Garden: Edibles and Herbs Garden
  • Plant Type: Shrub
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Evergreen
  • Sun/Shade Exposure: Full Sun
  • Moisture Requirements: Moist, Well-Drained

Plant Information

A very attractive, medium-size, evergreen shrub, Darwin Barberry features profuse clusters of orange-yellow flowers followed by abundant, dark blue berries. Nutritious and very high in Vitamin C, sweeten the juice from these berries to make a delicious drink. Site and Soil: Barberries like 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil. Pollination Requirements: Barberries are self-fertile. Hardiness: Darwin Barberry is hardy to approx. 5° F. Bearing Age: 2 years after planting. Size at Maturity: 8-10 ft. in height Bloom Time: April Ripening Time: September Yield: 5-6 lbs. Pests & Diseases: Barberry is not bothered by pests and diseases.

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BADR Leaf PB (©2020 Patricia Babbitt), BADR Full Flowering, BADR Flower (©2022 Cheri Moland)