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Darwin's Barberry

Berberis darwinii

Small blue/purple edible berry growing on an ornamental bush.

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Small bushy shrub usually to no more than 10ft. Grows well both in sun and shade. Beautiful yellow-orange blooms cover the plant in spring, followed by small 1/2" berries. Berries may attract birds.


The Darwin's Barberry is very hardy and can survive temperatures well below freezing (10-15F). USDA: 7+

Growing Environment

Grow in moist soil types, will grow in poorer soils. Keep watered year-round.


By seed. Plants may also spread via underground runners.


Berries can be eaten. The shrub is commonly grown as an ornamental for its striking yellow/orange flowers that cover the plant during spring.

Native Range

Native to Chile and Argentina.

Related Species

Berberis darwinii
Darwin's Barberry
Berberis gracilis
Mexican Barberry
Berberis nevinii
Nevin's Barberry