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.
Latin Name: Berberis darwinii
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.
USDA Zone: 7
Sunset Western Zone: 5-9, 14-24
Sunset Northeast Zone: 31, 32