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Orange Rocket Barberry

Berberis thunbergii 'Orange Rocket' PP #18,411

Pronunciation: BUR-bur-is thun-BER-jee-eye
SKU #06293
4-9

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OVERVIEW
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.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Deciduous
Special Features Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Fall Color, Compact Form
Growth Rate Moderate
Growth Habit Upright
Patent Act Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
STYLE
Landscape Use Barrier, Border, Container, Hedge
Flower Color Yellow
Foliage Color Red
Companion Plants Boxwood (Buxus); False Cypress (Chamaecyparis); Potentilla (Potentilla); Spirea (Spiraea); Weigela (Weigela)
CARE
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.
HISTORY
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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