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Orange Rocket Barberry

Berberis thunbergii 'Orange Rocket'
    9 reviews
Orange Rocket Barberry
Orange Rocket Barberry
Orange Rocket Barberry
Orange Rocket Barberry
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Orange Rocket Barberry
Orange Rocket Barberry
Orange Rocket Barberry
Orange Rocket Barberry
Orange Rocket Barberry
Orange Rocket Barberry Video
Orange Rocket Barberry
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Orange Rocket Barberry

Berberis thunbergii 'Orange Rocket'
    9 reviews

A Columnar Shrub with Exciting Color!

  • Enjoy Vibrant, Orange, Green, and Reds throughout the year!
  • Unique Upright, Columnar Barberry!
  • Deer, Disease, and Pest resistant
  • Drought, Salt, and Pollution tolerant
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The  Orange Rocket Barberry is a fabulous upright Barberry with outstanding color.  New growth is vibrant coral orange and ages to a red.  Summer warmth brings vivid green to this brilliant display of rainbow foliage.  Cool autumn temps offer deep purple-red leaves.

The Orange Rocket Barberry is low maintenance and deer, rabbit, pest, disease resistant.  Tolerant of most soils, salt, pollution, and drought, this is one hardy plant!  The Orange Rocket is the perfect plant if you want easy breezy pops of color in your landscape. This compact, columnar barberry only grows to 4 feet tall and 2 feet wide so it's great even for small yards. Set your landscape ablaze with this hot new barberry! 

Special Note: Barberries are great for creating boundaries or adding some security to your property.  Thorns keep out intruders and unwanted pests.

Orange Rocket Barberry FAQ

How To Prune An Orange Rocket Barberry

There is no need to prune this shrub. However, if you prefer a manicured look, prune in winter.

Where Should I Plant This Barberry?

Plant this adaptable shrub in a spot that has full sun to part shade exposure in grow zones 4-9.

What Are Good Companion Plants For The Orange Rocket?

Boxwood shrubs and Ligustrum.

Caring for Orange Rocket Barberry
Plant your Orange Rocket Barberry in full sun to part shade.  These hardy shrubs are adaptable to just about any soil that drains well.  After planting be sure to water deeply 1-2 times per week in order for the roots to grow properly.  Once established this shrub is drought tolerant and extremely low maintenance.  Watering is generally only needed in periods of extreme drought. Applying 2-3 inches of mulch will help protect the roots in extreme temperatures and keep the soil moist.  There is no need to prune this shrub.  However, if you prefer a manicured look, prune in winter.  Fertilize with our balanced, slow release fertilizer in spring.   This Barberry is salt, pollution, heat, and cold tolerant. It is also  disease and pest(rabbit and deer) resistant.
Landscape ideas
  • Create a colorful hedge no one else has!
  • Add to a mixed bed or garden for a pop of unique color and height that doesn't require much room.
  • Plant your Orange Rockets under windows for a fabulous foundation planting.
  • For tons of color plant this barberry in mass!
  • We love the Orange Rocket Barberry in containers - classy and fun!
Combine your landscape colors with either the Sunjoy Gold PillarSunjoy TangeloRose Glow, or Crimson Pygmy Barberry

For additional options, be sure to browse our Loropetalum and Barberry collections.
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Growing Zones 4-9
Shipping Restriction AZ
Soil Type Adaptable
Sunlight Full, Partial
Drought Tolerance Good
Mature Height 4-5 Feet
Mature Width 2-3 Feet
Growth Rate moderate
Fall Color Red
Brand Southern Living®

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