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Orange Rocket Barberry

Berberis thunbergii 'Orange Rocket'
Known for its vibrant colored foliage, new growth emerges as bright orange foliage ages to green before finally turning deep red in the fall. This plant grows tall and narrow and is easy to plant in tight spaces, making it ideal for small yards and gardens.
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Quick Facts

  • Transitioning foliage color throughout year
  • Narrow, upright habit
  • Easy to grow

Details

Known for its vibrant colored foliage, new growth emerges as bright orange foliage ages to green before finally turning deep red in the fall. This plant grows tall and narrow and is easy to plant in tight spaces, making it ideal for small yards and gardens.

Patent: PP18411

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About This Plant

Type

Shrubs

Leaf Color

Red

Flowering

Insignificant flowering

Mature Height

Up to 60 inches

Mature Width

Up to 36 inches

Landscape Uses

Foundation, Patio & Containers, Decorative Accent

Features

Unique foliage color, Deer resistant, heat tolerant

Seasonality

Leaf Lifespan

Deciduous

Fall Leaf Color

Red

Leaf Time of Year

Spring, Summer, Fall

Life Cycle

Perennial

Bloom Time

Spring

Plant Care Tips

Planting Instructions
If soil in container is dry, water plants prior to planting. Dig a hole at least twice the diameter of the root ball and 1.5 times deeper. Mix fertilizer or compost into the soil and return a few inches of soil mixture to the planting hole. Remove the plant from the container and gently tease out the roots on the surface of the root ball. Plant with the top of the root ball at ground level. Back-fill around the root ball with the rest of the soil mixture, gently firming it in as you go, and build a short berm of soil around the plant to create a watering basin. Water the plant thoroughly to settle the soil around the roots. Keep new plants well-watered the first summer, checking for water needs daily or every other day. Covering the root ball and area around the plant with 1-3 inches of mulch will help keep roots cool and conserve moisture. Keep mulch from touching tree trunks and plant stems.
General Care Description
Fertilize before new growth season, pruning not necessary though can shape to liking.

Effort of Care

Moderate

Soil Type

Average, well-drained

Growth Rate

Fast

Light Needs

Best foliage color in full sun

Water Needs

Water regularly until established, reduce frequency after

Disease and Pests

Mildew, leaf spots, wilts

USDA Hardiness Zone

5

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