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botanical name:
Berberis darwinii 'Compacta'
Berberis darwinii 'Compacta' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Darwin's Barberry
family:  Berberidaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen, ground-cover
height: 1.20m
width: 1.20m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: rounded
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: orange
fruit colour: purple
main season: All Year
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, clay soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -15°C
USDA zone: 7 to 8
Very dense evergreen with small spiny dark green leaves. Young foliage is tinged bronzy red. Orange-yellow flowers in spring, followed by plum coloured berries. Neat, compact habit and smaller growing than the species.

Most well drained soils in sun or part shade. Reputed to be quite shade tolerant.

Front of borders, rock gardens.
Can be used for low hedging.

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