Lava Nugget® Barberry

Berberis thunbergii 'Martha' PP #30,594

SKU
40978
A compact, large-leaved barberry with bright orange-red new foliage that ages to a deep burgundy. Small yellow flowers appear in spring. The warm, rich color pairs beautifully with green or gold-leaved plants. Excellent for mass plantings, a low hedge or accent plant. Rust resistant and approved in states with rust restrictions. Deciduous.
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Botanical PronunciationBUR-bur-is thun-BER-jee-eye
Average Size at MaturityReaches 3 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower ColorYellow
Foliage ColorBurgundy
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage, Rustic
Growth HabitRounded
Landscape UseBarrier, Border, Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Hedge, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fruit Poisonous, Improved Disease Resistance, Tolerates Poor Soils, Bird Friendly, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Compact Form, Tolerates Road Salt
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsBoxwood (Buxus); Switchgrass (Panicum); Potentilla (Potentilla); Spirea (Spiraea); Cypress (Chamaecyparis); Weigela (Weigela)

Thrives in average, well-drained soil; avoid poorly drained, wet sites. Best color in full sun. 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. Prune annually in late winter to shape.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-8

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