Golden Rocket Barberry

Berberis thunbergii 'Golden Rocket' PP #18,626

SKU
06300
Expect dramatic color from spring to fall with this unique shrub with its narrow, upright habit and showy, bright yellow foliage that creates excellent color contrast in mixed borders. This variety produces few flowers and little to no viable seed, making it a great alternative over many other barberries. Deciduous.
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Botanical PronunciationBUR-bur-is thun-BER-jee-eye
Average Size at MaturitySlowly reaches 3 to 5 ft. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorYellow
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage, Rustic
Growth HabitColumnar
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBarrier, Border, Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Hedge, Mass Planting, 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, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Tolerates Poor Soils, 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. Best color in full sun. Water deeply, regularly in first few growing seasons to establish root system; reduce frequency once established. Feed before new growth begins in spring. Prune young plants in late winter to promote dense new growth.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-8

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