Orange Rocket Barberry

Berberis thunbergii 'Orange Rocket' PP #18,411

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Botanical PronunciationBUR-bur-is thun-BER-jee-eye
LoreWinner, Best Shrub in the 2010 New Varieties Showcase at the Oregon Association of Nurserymen's Far West Show.
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 4 to 5 ft. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide in 10 years.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower ColorYellow
Foliage ColorRed
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage, Rustic
Growth HabitColumnar
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBarrier, Border, Container, Hedge, Mass Planting, Specimen, Woodland 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.
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fall Color, Tolerates Poor Soils, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Compact Form, Tolerates Road Salt
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Key FeatureColorful, Compact Shrub

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.

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