Orange Rocket Barberry
Berberis thunbergii 'Orange Rocket' PP #18,411
|Description||Vibrant coral-orange new foliage ages to a medium green, then turns ruby red in autumn. This award-winning, compact shrub has a vigorous upright growth habit and improved resistance to rust. Use to brighten the landscape in mass plantings, as a specimen plant, or in a container. Deciduous.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Water when top 3 inches of soil is dry.|
|Blooms||Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing; reaches 4 to 5 ft. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide in 10 years.|
|Care||Thrives in average, well-drained soil; avoid poorly drained, wet sites. Best color in full sun. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Fertilize before new growth begins in spring. No pruning necessary except to maintain desired shape.|
|Lore||Winner, Best Shrub in the 2010 New Varieties Showcase at the Oregon Association of Nurserymen's Far West Show.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9
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