'Compacta' is an evergreen shrub with small, densely-packed, holly-like leaves, red-tinged in spring. Hanging sprays of small orange flowers with touches of red appear in spring and then followed by bunches of blue-black berries.
H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
North-facing or South-facing or East-facing or West-facing.
Exposed or Sheltered
Well-drained, Moist but well-drained.
Clay, Chalk, Sand, Loam
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
How to grow
Grows in any soil except waterlogged. A sunny position will encourage fruiting
Propagate from semi-hardwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Low Maintenance Hedging & Screens Banks and Slopes Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden City & Courtyard Gardens
How to care
Pruning group 8
Could be affected by berberis sawfly
Generally disease free