Golden Rocket Barberry
Berberis thunbergii 'Golden Rocket' PP #18,626
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
|Botanical Pronunciation||BUR-bur-is thun-BER-jee-eye|
|Average Size at Maturity||Slowly reaches 3 to 5 ft. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Barrier, Border, Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Hedge, Mass Planting, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Patent Act||Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Dense Habit, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Tolerates Poor Soils, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Tolerates Road Salt|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.|
|Companion Plants||Boxwood (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