‘Orange Rocket’ Barberry

Berberis thunbergii 'Orange Rocket' PP18411

This award winning barberry sports a unique color combination for an easy care shrub. New spring foliage starts out a vibrant coral and ages to a ruby red that lasts into fall. Useful as a vertical element in borders, landscapes, or containers.

Bloom/Feature

Dramatic foliage spring through fall

Plant Type

Shrubs

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

USDA Zones

5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Zone Detail

-20°F

Key Features

Upright Habit

Flowering Season

Spring

Use

Border, Container, Mass Planting, Slope

Exposure

Full Sun to Part Shade

Water

Low

Soil Type

Tolerates most native soils

Fertilizer

Yearly in spring

Dimensions

4' H X 1.5' W

Pruning

In spring

Planting Instructions

  • water before planting
  • plant in Full Sun to Part Shade
  • dig hole 3X the width of pot,
  • backfill and plant 1"-2" above soil level
  • water and add more soil if needed
  • mulch plants
  • Apply a balanced slow release each spring
  • Can cut back by 1/3 after first flower to keep compact