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Fast-Growing Ornamental Shrub with Spring & Fall Color

The Barberry Orange Rocket is a fast-growing ornamental shrub valued for its spring and fall color.  One would look terrific in your flower garden or as container plants on your patio or front porch.
This seemingly inconspicuous little shrub will amaze you with all that it has to offer.  It leaps into spring with a blaze of coral-orange color when the leaves first appear. You won’t notice the dainty yellow flowers or tiny red berries that follow, but the butterflies and songbirds will.  You’ll enjoy watching as they flit in and out of your garden to visit your Barberry, adding their cheery demeanor to your peaceful haven.
The Barberry’s vivid leaves gradually merge into a vibrant green for summer, preparing for the show to come.   When fall arrives, your Barberry will again amaze you with its transformation back into reds and oranges that are so intense they seem ablaze in your landscape. 
The Barberry grows in a columnar shape to about 4 feet tall with a 2 foot spread, so it’s easy to squeeze into almost any landscape space you have.  It’s a vigorous grower and quite hardy, so you won’t have to fuss over it.  It’s even deer resistant.
The Barberry Orange Rocket is a colorful ornamental that delivers a lot for its small size.  Plant one today and it will bring you joy for years to come.
* Spring and fall color
* Fast-growing
* Hardy


Plant Facts

Family Berberis thunbergii 'Orange Rocket'
Restricted AK, HI, MA, NY, NH
Foliage Rust Orange
Mature Height 3 - 4 feet
Mature Spread 2 - 3 feet
Soil Widely Adaptable
Zones 4-9
Mature Form Upright, compact
Growth Rate Medium
Sun Exposure Full sun to partial shade
Flower Color Pale Yellow
Fall Color Ruby Red
Bloom Period Spring

Orange Rocket Barberry.

Rating: 4.9/5 based on 6 review(s)
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Adaptable Review by Al
Not only does this barberry adapt to some sun and some shade, but it is not that picky about the soil in my yard either. It fun to watch it change colors during the different seasons, especially in the fall when my other plants start to fade.
Size Review by Frank
I find that there are more and more smaller flowering shrubs I can use in my small yard. This barberry certainly is one that fits in perfectly. Great colors.
Color Review by Ted
Little did I know that this plant had such unusual coral colored leaves in the spring,turns green in summer, and then back to reds and oranges in the fall. Fascinating plant.
Outstanding color / shape Review by thegiftlady
I love this shrub! Alternated my plantings with low growing grasses. Plants were about 18" tall when planted in 2014. Now in/2015 they are close to 30" H x 20" W. They are stunning from the road. My neighbors have commented on the bright orange/red color saying they are car stoppers. I will be giving g them a haircut this fall to maintain their height ratio to my grasses.
NYS has outlawed barberry's so I will have to rogogate myself if I want to extend my garden.
I wish I could attach an image to show you :-(
Love Them Review by Donna
Purchased these last year to add color to a nature area and they really stand out. Love the huge punch of color.

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