Hi, can anyone tell me what is wrong with this Berberris. The leaves are usually glossy green and its looking really sick with some leaf drop and the rest have a pink tinge. I do hope its nothing serious as I love the beautiful orange flowers and glossy leaves.
Do you think it will recover?.
If the ground was too wet it would never have got that tall.
Suspect something more serious ....Pytophthora maybe?
May be terminal.
Just watch and wait to see if it regrows.
If it doesn't recover do you think I could use the main branch framework as a support for a climber?.
Berberis darwinii should be evergreen.
It should not loose its leaves like that.
It is Hardiness 5.....Quote RHS...."H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)"
Are you very much colder in Bruges?