Berberis thunbergii 'Orange Rocket'

Berberis thunbergii ‘Orange Rocket’

Upright Barberry with vivid orange-red foliage color that deepens to dark red later in the summer. Light yellow flowers are not significant but then yield small bright crimson fruit that persists after leaves drop for extra seasonal interest. Can be used as a hedge plant or a strong upright colorful element in both large and small landscapes.

Plant Height at Maturity

4 feet

Plant Width at Maturity

4 feet

Growth Rate


Growth Habit

Upright | Columnar

Landscape Uses

Ornamental Specimen | Small Space

Environmental Features

Water-wise | Pollinator Friendly | Wildlife Forage Source

Tough Sites

Alkaline Soil | Dry Soil | Deer Damage | Urban Conditions

Seasonal Interest

Fall Color | Winter Interest | Spring Flowering

Flower Color