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Berberis darwinii 'Compacta' (Darwin's barberry 'Compacta')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.9m
Max height
0.9m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Berberis darwinii 'Compacta'

Other names

Darwin's barberry 'Compacta'

Genus

Berberis Berberis

Variety or Cultivar

'Compacta' _ 'Compacta' is a compact form of Berberis darwinii. A vigourous, dense, evergreen shrub with holly-like leaves which are tinged red when new and develop into dark green, with rich orange-yellow flowers in spring and sometimes again in autumn, followed by round, blue-black fruit.


Berberis darwinii 'Compacta' is: Evergreen

Habit

Compact, Dense, Upright

Toxicity

Ingestion may cause mild stomach upset.

Flower

Dark-orange, Yellow in Spring

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Powdery mildew Powdery mildew

General care

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Berberis darwinii 'Compacta' (Darwin's barberry 'Compacta') will reach a height of 0.9m and a spread of 0.9m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Ground Cover, Hedging/Screens, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Plant in any soil, except waterlogged, in a sunny position for best fruiting.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

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Botanical name

Berberis darwinii 'Compacta'

Other names

Darwin's barberry 'Compacta'

Genus

Berberis Berberis

Variety or Cultivar

'Compacta' _ 'Compacta' is a compact form of Berberis darwinii. A vigourous, dense, evergreen shrub with holly-like leaves which are tinged red when new and develop into dark green, with rich orange-yellow flowers in spring and sometimes again in autumn, followed by round, blue-black fruit.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Compact, Dense, Upright

Toxicity

Ingestion may cause mild stomach upset.


Colour

Flower

Dark-orange, Yellow in Spring

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Specific diseases

Powdery mildew

General care

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Berberis darwinii 'Compacta' (Darwin's barberry 'Compacta') will reach a height of 0.9m and a spread of 0.9m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Ground Cover, Hedging/Screens, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Plant in any soil, except waterlogged, in a sunny position for best fruiting.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

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Berberis darwinii 'Compacta'

Where do I get the seeds from this plant - are they in the berries?I would love to try to plant seeds but am unsure of where to get them. Any thoughts would be appreciatedThanks Jenni read more

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