‘Orange Rocket’ Berberis

Berberis thunbergii 'Orange Rocket' PP18411 Home » The Collection » ‘Orange Rocket’ This award winning barberry sports a unique color combination. New spring foliage starts out a vibrant coral, ages to mid green, then turns ruby red for fall. Useful as a vertical element in borders, landscapes, or containers.
‘Orange Rocket’ Berberis
'Orange Rocket' Berberis Landscape 'Orange Rocket' Berberis Closeup
Feature Dramatic foliage spring through fall; Deciduous
USDA Zones Hardy to -20° USDA Zones 5-9
Sunset Zones 2B, 3-24
Special Features Deer Resistant, Disease / Pest Resistance, Easy Care, Heat Tolerance, Winter / Fall Foliage Color
Landscape Use Border, Container, Garden Bed, Rock Gardens
Exposure Full sun to part shade
Flowering Season
Dimensions 4' H x 1.5' -2' W
Growth Rate Moderate
Plant Type Deciduous
Water Needs Medium Water Once Established
Soil Well-drained soils
Fertilizer Yearly in spring
Pruning In spring if needed

Planting Instructions

  • water before planting
  • plant in Full sun to part shade
  • dig hole 2X the width of pot
  • backfill and plant 1-2" above soil level
  • water deeply to settle, then add more soil if needed
  • mulch 1-2" deep around plant, avoiding area closest to stem

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