Golden Nugget™ Dwarf Japanese Barberry

Berberis thunbergii 'Monlers' CPBR #3489

SKU
01203
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.
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Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical PronunciationBUR-bur-is thun-BER-jee-eye
LoreThe 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.
Average Size at MaturitySlow growing; reaches only 12 in. tall, 18 in. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
Design IdeasYellow 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower ColorYellow
Foliage ColorYellow
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage, Rustic
Growth HabitRound
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBarrier, Border, Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Hedge, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureDense Habit, Dramatic Foliage Color, Dwarf Plant, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fruit Poisonous, Ornamental Berries, Tolerates Poor Soils, Bird Friendly, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Tolerates Road Salt
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsBoxwood (Buxus); Potentilla (Potentilla); Smoke Tree (Cotinus); Spirea (Spiraea); Weigela (Weigela)

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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-8

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