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Berberis buxifolia Nana


Dwarf round shrub with clusters of small yellow flowers

A slow growing, small shrub for the front of a border where it will make a neat evergreen cushion of deep green leaves, setting off clusters of small pale yellow flowers in spring. Excellent as a low edging plant or grown in a container.


Happy in sun or partial shade and any garden soil. Drought tolerant once established and easy to grow.


Water well until established. Use good quality loam based compost for containers. Trim to shape in spring if needed.

Plant details

In depth plant information

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Plant type Ornamental shrub
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available March - September
Season of interest Spring
Flowering March - May
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 50 cm - 60 cm
Plant width 50 cm - 60 cm
Fragrant flowers Yes
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 20 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun, Part shade
Soil drainage Well drained, Medium
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Coastal or drought resistant, Cottage garden, Informal garden, Patio container, Coastal or drought resistant, Banks and slopes

Additional Information for Fruit, Veg and Bulbs

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Fruiting September - November

Typically available

From March to September