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Golden Nugget™ Dwarf Japanese Barberry

Berberis thunbergii 'Monlers' ; CPBR #3489

Pronunciation: BUR-bur-is thun-BER-jee-eye
SKU #01203

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Description An exceptional golden barberry in an exciting dwarf form. Displays attractive, non-burning foliage with a golden orange cast most of the season. Excellent low-maintenance color for the landscape from spring to fall. Brightens beds and adds vibrant contrast to shrub borders. Heat and drought tolerant when established. Deciduous.
Light Full sun
Watering Water when top 3 inches of soil is dry.
Blooms Spring
Mature Size Slow growing; reaches only 12 in. tall, 18 in. wide.
Deciduous/Evergreen Deciduous
Special Features Dramatic Foliage Color, Ornamental Berries, Compact Form, Benefits Birds
Growth Rate Slow
Growth Habit Rounded
Patent Act Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Landscape Use Barrier, Border, Container, Hedge
Design Ideas Yellow foliage makes this a bright spot in any garden. An excellent way to spice up mixed shrub borders to stand up all season against dark evergreens. The perfect plant to make seasonal bloomers literally pop out in high contrast. A great choice to break up long edges of green lawn. Calls attention to important points in foundation planting front yard or back. Create a super bold yellow edge or intermix this with closely related dwarf purple barberries for an eye popping effect. A natural for modern gardens dependent on foliage color for interest.
Flower Color Yellow
Foliage Color Yellow
Companion Plants Boxwood (Buxus); Potentilla (Potentilla); Smoke Tree (Cotinus); Spirea (Spiraea); Weigela (Weigela)
Care Thrives in average, well-drained soil; avoid poorly drained, wet sites. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Apply fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. No pruning is necessary except to maintain desired shape.
Lore The fruit of barberries has been used in various culinary preparations. It has been pickled for use as garnish. Berries of B. thunbergii when ripe are made into jelly and added to comfits.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-8

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