Golden Ruby® Barberry
Golden Ruby® Barberry
Berberis thunbergii 'Goruzam' P.P. #16,203Item #3523 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 8
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A beautiful, slow growing, compact shrub with striking coral-orange foliage. Late season foliage is accented with a golden margin. Rarely produces viable seed. Excellent low-maintenance landscape plant for mass plantings or an eye-catching color contrast. This vigorous selection has exhibited outstanding cold hardiness, possibly to USDA Zone 3 with winter protection. Deciduous.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Forms a dense, rounded shrub 2 ft. tall and wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:BUR-bur-is thun-BERG-ee-eyePlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Forms a dense, rounded shrub 2 ft. tall and wide.Special features:Deer Resistant, Dramatic Foliage Color, Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Tolerates Road Salt, Tolerates Urban PollutionFoliage color:RedBlooms:InconspicuousFlower color:YellowPatent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
- CareCare InformationFollow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
- History & LoreHistory:This fine Berberis selection comes from the breeding program of renowned Ohio plantsman Jim Zampini, of Lake County Nursery. This barberry plant was created in 1978 by artificial pollination of two dwarf shrubs, Berberis thunbergii 'Atropurpurea Nana' and Berberis thunbergii 'Bogozam' Bonanza Gold (PP 8,215). It was selected out of all of the seedlings in 1980 and patented and introduced in 2006, twenty-eight years after the cross was made. Golden Ruby® Barberry has been recently been recognized by the Elisabeth C. Miller Botanical Gardens, as part of The Great Plant Picks program.