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Berberis thunbergii f. atropurpurea 'Rosy Rocket'

Rosy Rocket Barberry

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Rosey Rocket Barberry is a narrow upright branching deciduous shrub valued for its vibrant foliage that grows full to the ground.  The variegated leaves that are particularly noticeable on young leaves, which emerge a deep red with soft pink and white molting that darkens as they mature.  Unnoticeable tiny yellow flowers bloom in spring that gives way to an abundance of fruit that remains on the thorny coral stems after the leaves drop.  Best color in full sun and well-drained soils.  Drought and deer resistant.  

Type: 

Shrub

Height: 

3’ - 4’ 

Spread: 

1’ - 2’

Spacing: 

2’

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

4 - 8 

Culture: 

Full Sun, Part Sun

Bloom Color: 

Yellow

Season of Interest: 

Multi-Seasonal

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, Xeriscape, Rock GardensGroundcover, Foundation Plantings, Hedges, and Containers

COMPANION PLANTS: Flowering Dogwood, Peony, Daylily

IMAGE: Leonora (Ellie) Enking, The many colours of BerberisCC BY-SA 2.0

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


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