Berberis darwinii

Also known as:

  • Berberis darwinii [RCH 404]
  • Michay
  • Darwin's Barberry
  • Darwin Barberry

Plant Type

shrub

Zones

7a-10b

Size

H:6'-10'
W:4'-10'

Growing Conditions

Water Needs:

regular

Sun Exposure:

sun, mostly sun, bright shade, mostly shade

Special Situation:

heat tolerant

Features

Flower Color:

orange, yellow

Wildlife:

deer resistant

Fruit:

purple, black

Flower Season:

spring, winter

Texture:

glossy

Foliage Season:

evergreen

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Secret Garden Growers

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Canby, Oregon

503-651-2006

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Portland, Oregon

503-621-2233

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Mediterranean climate, southern hemisphere, hardy tropical plants, and more.

Gossler Farms

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Springfield, Oregon

541-746-3922

Keeping it Green Nursery

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Stanwood, Washington

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Forestfarm

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Williams, Oregon

541-846-7269

Dancing Oaks Nursery

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Monmouth, Oregon

503-838-6058

Far Reaches Farm

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Port Townsend, Washington

360-385-5114

The Desert Northwest

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Sequim, Washington

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Phoenix Perennials and Specialty Plants Ltd.

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3380 No. 6 Road Richmond, British Columbia

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Secret Garden Growers

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Canby, Oregon

503-651-2006

Cistus Nursery

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Portland, Oregon

503-621-2233

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Mediterranean climate, southern hemisphere, hardy tropical plants, and more.

Gossler Farms

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Springfield, Oregon

541-746-3922

Keeping it Green Nursery

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Stanwood, Washington

360-652-1779

Dancing Oaks Nursery

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Monmouth, Oregon

503-838-6058

Far Reaches Farm

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Port Townsend, Washington

360-385-5114

Lael's Moon Garden

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Rochester, Washington

360-273-9567

The Desert Northwest

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Sequim, Washington

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Phoenix Perennials and Specialty Plants Ltd.

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3380 No. 6 Road Richmond, British Columbia

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Premier Landscaping & Yard Care

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812 Quince St Florence, Oregon

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Keeping it Green Nursery

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Stanwood, Washington

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Native Sons

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379 West El Campo Road Arroyo Grande, California

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805-481-5996

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Description by: Cistus Nursery

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Portland, Oregon

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A striking, evergreen barberry, with bright, yellow-orange flowers on red stems, showy and cheerful over a long season in spring. This form, collected by plantsman Randall Hitchin, reaches 8 ft tall and nearly as wide, with arching branches and spiny leaves, dark green above and lighter below. Native to Chile and Argentina, these handsome plants enjoy full sun to part shade in reasonably well-drained soil with average summer water. Frost hardy in USDA zone 7. [RCH 404]

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Description by: Phoenix Perennials and Specialty Plants Ltd.

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Richmond, British Columbia

604-270-4133

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This is a dense, compact, evergreen shrub, with dark glossy green, broadly oblong, spined leaves, and drooping racemes of rich orange flowers, tinged red in bud, followed by blue-black berries

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Monmouth, Oregon

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Port Townsend, Washington

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Description by: Native Sons

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Arroyo Grande, California

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Blooming from fall to late spring with orange-gold flowers tinged with red, this evergreen bush stands 5-8' with a 6-8' spread. Showy plum-colored fruit appears abundantly in late summer and fall, attracting birds. Exhibits a fountain-like form spreading slowly by rhizomes. Hardy to 10F. Chile.

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Canby, Oregon

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Description by: Keeping it Green Nursery

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Stanwood, Washington

360-652-1779

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Blooms: spring, loaded with bright orange yellow flowers, small, spiney dark green evergreen leaves. Blue fruit. Zone 7-9. 6', Chile, part shade-sun, moist, humus rich, well drained

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Williams, Oregon

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One of the finest of all EG shrubs (Bean) first discovered by Darwin on his famous trip with the Beagle; of dense habit (6-10') with glossy leaves ; drooping 2"racemes of gold-tinged-red flowers ; sm.plum-colored flowers. Sun/Med

Description by: Lael's Moon Garden

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Rochester, Washington

360-273-9567

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Orange-yellow flowers in spring, blue berries in fall. Thorns. GPP for the NW. Zones 7-9.

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Canby, Oregon

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Deep green, small, prickly leaves are dense on this textural evergreen shrub. Moderate growth 6-8' tall and 4-6' wide…prettiest left to its own devices. Glowing apricot orange flowers almost cover this shrub in late winter > mid spring, breathtaking! Deer proof, good barrier plant, great addition to the flowering shrub bed or background for the border. Full sun to very light shade, most soils with decent drainage. Drought tolerant. Loves the beach

Description by: Far Reaches Farm

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Port Townsend, Washington

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This is that big head-turning mass of color Barberry that you always see in someone else's yard in early to mid spring and wonder why you have never planted one yourself. Those people don't even garden for god's sake and look how gorgeous that is! Sun, tons of vibrant yellow flowers.

Description by: The Desert Northwest

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Sequim, Washington

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Why does anyone plant ugly, boring barberries when they could plant this one? This evergreen species from Chile with rather thick, glossy leaves is one of the showiest in flower: in spring, it is covered in screaming orange bell shaped flowers! These are followed by little bluish fruits. Reasonably well behaved, it usually stays under 6' in gardens and can always be cut back hard if need be. Other than that, it's very easy to grow in sun or shade on most any soil. Watch out for those spines! This is the plant Darwin was named after - who would have thought? Hardy to about 5°F.

Description by: Dancing Oaks Nursery

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Monmouth, Oregon

503-838-6058

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Spectacular orange flowers smother this evergreen 6' x 6' shrub in spring.

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Springfield, Oregon

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A southern Chilien native that has been grown in the northwest for generations. The very small deep green prickly leaves are attractive year round. In March the plant is covered with small orange flowers. The combination of the dark leaves and bright orange flowers will make a show stopping display.

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