Berberis thunbergii 'GOLDEN ROCKET'®

Berberis thunbergii
Berberis thunbergii 'GOLDEN ROCKET'®
Japanese barberry
SIZE/TYPE medium-sized shrub
USUAL WIDTH 0.3-0.5m
LEAVES deciduous broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES +multicoloured:yellow and light green
FLOWERS insignificant or non-blooming
LOCATION full to partial sun
SOIL TYPE any (acidic to alkaline)
SOIL MOISTURE REQUIREMENTS evenly moist (dislikes drought)
USDA zone (lowest) 5   (down to -29°C)
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Deciduous broadleaf
Hedging plants
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We are proud to present a few novelty barberries bred in the Czech Republic by Michal Andrusiv in Litomyšl. Golden Rocket® was patented in 2008 under PP18,626.

Golden Rocket® barberry has bright golden-yellow to yellow-green, ovate to rounded, deciduous leaves that turn fantastic fiery orange red and salmon pink in autumn. Like other barberries its branches have short spikes. The bright coloured foliage is scorch resistant once the plant has established well and has enough moisture.

It grows strictly upright, slowly, forming a dense and compact shrub about 1m tall and 30-40 cm wide in 6-8 years. It is ideal for informal hedges or in a mixed border with small or mid-sized shrubs of dark coloured foliage where it will stand like a limelight enhancing it with its golden foliage. It likes almost any soil type apart from boggy and does best in partial shade or full sun if mulched. Fully hardy to min. -29°C (USDA zone 5).

Last update 29-10-2011.

Berberis thunbergii
  • STANDARD QUALITY - Plants of this group are 1st class quality with number of branches and overall density adequate to their size and age, considering they were container grown.
  • DE LUXE QUALITY - This label guarantees a luxurious quality of manually selected plants that, compared to their height and age, are exceptionally dense and beautiful.
  • EXTRA - These plants are usually mature and bigger specimens with exceptional overall appearance.
  • STANDARD (as described in the plant form) means a tree with a trunk of 190-210 cm and a crown at the top, unless specified differently. The commercial size for trees is their girth measured in the height of 1m from ground.
  • HOBBY - These plants are of the same quality as our standard-quality plants but younger and therefore cheaper.
  • SHRUB - a woody plant with branches growing bushy from the ground level.
  • HALF-STANDARD or MINI-STANDARD - a small tree with shorter trunk, its size is usually specified.
  • FEATHERED - These are trees with branches growing already from the base of the trunk and up along the stem.
  • GRASSES and PERENNIALS - Sizes given usually read the diameter of the pot or the clump, as specified.
LARGE PLANTS over 150 cmspecimens, screening and hedging shrubs

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