Orange Rocket Barberry

Berberis thunbergii f. atropurpurea 'Orange Rocket'

Orange Rocket Barberry is a narrow upright branching deciduous shrub valued for its vibrant foliage that grows full to the ground.  The small leaves emerge in spring as a coral orange and matures to medium green before turning shades of purple for fall.  Unnoticeable tiny yellow flowers bloom in spring that gives way to small amounts of fruit.  Best color in full sun and well-drained soils. Drought and deer resistant.  Asexual propagation is prohibited.  Orange Rocket is resistant to rust.




4’ - 5’ 


2’ - 3’



USDA Hardiness Zone: 

4 - 9


Full SunPart Sun

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MAINTENANCE NEEDS: Low maintenance.  Some susceptibility to bacterial leaf spot, anthracnose, root rots, wilt, aphids, barberry webworm, and scale.  Highly invasive in the Eastern States.

LANDSCAPE USES: Accents or Group Plantings, BordersWoodland GardensWildlife Gardens, XeriscapeRock GardensGroundcover, Foundation Plantings, Hedges, and Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS: Smoke TreeSpurgeHibiscus

IMAGES: Tournasol7Berberis thunbergii odmiana 'Orange Rocket' 03CC BY-SA 3.0, (2) Photo by Leonora (Ellie) Enking, orange and red!

*As plants have ranges in appearance they may not appear as the images shown.

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