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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
description:
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.

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

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

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