Common name: Michay, Darwin’s barberry. Height: 2-3 m Growing: medium Foliage: dark green, spiny, evergreen leaves Flowers / Fruits: edible bluish purple fruits. Site: sun to light shade Soil: acidic to slightly alkaline Irrigation: regular Hardiness: hardy -15ºC
Long Description: Berberis darwinii, also known as Michay, originates from Patagonia. Its edible purple fruits are used for jams and infusions. It is said that anyone who tries a berry is certain to return to Patagonia. El Calafate and Michay are symbols of Patagonia. The clusters of terrific dark orange to yellow flowers of darwinii create an amazing scene in Patagonia. Truly eye-catching!