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Berberis ‘Orange Rocket’
Berberis = ‘Orange Rocket’
The award-winning Berberis thunbergii ‘Orange Rocket’ is a compact, upright growing deciduous shrub with small red leaves that turn a ruby red in autumn. Early summer, pale yellow flowers are followed by small, crimson red berries.
To date, no flowers have been observed. Plants have passed the USDA Cereal Rust Disease Trials in MN. This variety has been added to the Federal Register as an approved cultivar.
Foliage hues intensify in fall, making ‘Orange Rocket’ light up the landscape in mass plantings, as a specimen plant, or in a container.
Origin: Czech Republic
Description / Plant Notes:
- USDA Zone 4
- Hard pruning is important at the early stages
- At 3 years, 1.6′ – 2′ tall
Patent Status: PP 18,411
|USDA Zone:||4 - 9|
|Height:||46 to 51-inches
117 to 130-centimeters
|Spread:||12 to 16-inches
30 to 41-centimeters
|Usage:||Containers, Garden border, Gardens, Hedging, Landscapes, Mass landscape planting, Pots, Privacy screen|
|Patent Status:||PP 18,411|
|Water:||Well-Drained to Moderate|
Crop Timing from Rooted Liners:
|1-gallon:||27 to 52-weeks with 1 ppp|
|3-gallon:||78 to 104-weeks with 1 ppp|