Berberis thunbergii 'Orange Rocket'

Orange Rocket Barberry

Deciduous Shrub

A compact deciduous shrub with columnar, upright growth habit. Spring foliage of Berberis thunbergii 'Orange Rocket' is a vivid coral orange.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun, Afternoon Sun, Reflected Heat

Water Needs: Drought-tolerant, Average, Low


Size: 24 - 60 tall x 18 - 36 wide
Shape / Form: Upright, Irregular
Foliage Texture: Fine
Foliage Quality: Fine

Features: Attracts Birds, Drought-tolerant / Water wise, Attractive Foliage, Fall Color, Low Maintenance

Foliage Color: Burgundy / Maroon, Orange, Coral / Salmon, Red
Fall Color: Red Orange

Flower Color: Insignificant, Yellow, Yellow / Gold
Bloom Season: Spring

Fruit Description: Red

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Hedges and Screens, Hell Strip, Mixed Border, Small Gardens
Special Situations: Deer Resistant, Low Water / No Water
Wildlife: Bees, Birds, Deer Resistant

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Spring, Summer, Fall, Pleasing Seasonal Changes, Three Seasons of Interest
Position / Role: mid-plane filler
Collections: eGardenGo Favorite, Plants That Earn Their Keep

Care and Maintenance

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