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This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
Darwin's barberry 'Compacta'
Berberis can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs with spiny shoots bearing simple, often spine-toothed leaves, and small yellow or orange flowers in axillary clusters or racemes, followed by small berries
'Compacta' is an evergreen shrub with small, densely-packed, holly-like leaves, red-tinged in spring. Hanging sprays of small orange flowers with touches of red appear in spring, followed by bunches of blue-black berries
Toxicity Ingestion may cause mild stomach upset
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect North-facing or South-facing or East-facing or West-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilClay, Chalk, Sand, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grows in any soil except waterlogged. A sunny position will encourage fruiting
Propagate from semi-hardwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Low Maintenance Hedging & Screens Banks and Slopes
Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden City & Courtyard Gardens
Pruning Pruning group 8
Pests Could be affected by berberis sawfly
Generally disease free
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