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Berberis darwinii

Berberis darwinii in Patagonia (Perito Moreno)    Berberis darwinii - Flowers   

Berberis darwinii

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!

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