At Kew we saw this stunning Berberis Darwinii which we will be planting in the Town Park to commemorate Hooker's championing of Darwin
Berberis Darwinii is a fast growing evergreen shrub or plant ideally suited as hedging, or screening. Masses of scented golden yellow flowers in spring followed by berries in autumn providing all year round colour. Berberis Darwinii is a very special evergreen shrub with stunning yellow flowers.
Clusters of small, nodding, orange-yellow flowers appear in mid- and late spring, followed by bluish-purple autumn berries. This upright, evergreen shrub has small, spiny, dark green, holly-like leaves and is useful to fill a difficult spot in the garden, provided it has space to spread out. It also makes a good informal, flowering hedge. Vigorous and easy-to-grow, it often produces a second flush of flowers in autumn.
Spiny growth will deter unwanted visitors – fantastic vandal proof hedge!
Produces masses of golden yellow scented flowers in spring followed by berries in autum and is a great for food provider for wildlife