Orange Rocket Barberry


Orange Rocket Barberry is a relatively new hybrid ornamental shrub from the Southern Living collection. It offers vibrant, changing color for months. The foliage starts out orange, ages to a dramatic green before turning ruby red in fall. The shrub thrives in full sun & has an upright growth habit. Orange Rocket Barberry are deer resistant and drought tolerant. They have pale yellow flowers in spring followed by red berries.

Note: Orange Rocket Barberry is not an evergreen. It will drop its leaves for winter.

Brand Southern Living
Botanical Name Berberis thunbergii ‘Orange Rocket’
Grow Zones 4 to 9
Mature Height 3 – 4 feet
Mature Spread 2 – 3 feet
Soil Type Widely Adaptable
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Growth Rate Medium

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 4 to 9

USDA Hardiness Zones 4 to 9

Frequently Asked Questions

How tall do Orange Rocket Barberry get?

This slow grower will eventually get up to 3 feet tall.

Does Orange Rocket Barberry have thorns?

Like many Barberry varieties, Orange Rocket has small, sharp thorns.

Are barberrroes toxic to dogs?

While they are not toxic, they can cause mild discomfort in dogs such as diarrhea, vomiting and abdominal pain. It is best to keep your furry friend from consuming them, even if dried.


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