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Berberis ‘Rosy Rocket’

Berberis thunbergii ‘Rosy Rocket’ is a deciduous dwarf shrub characterized by striking deep red foliage but with leaves lightened by attractive white mottling, especially on the young foliage. Foliage color matures to deep burgundy purple, giving the mature plant a two tone effect. The coloring deepens during the year with the same markings that have turned stronger and richer in the Autumn.

In April-May, ‘Rosy Rocket’ will display pale yellow flowers that are followed by small, crimson red berries. This upright dwarf shrub is easy to grow and has a height three times its width. These traits set ‘Rosy Rocket’ apart from all other existing barberry varieties. It prefers full sun and adapts to most conditions. It is best to feed once a year with a slow release fertilizer. Use as an accent or specimen plant.

Origin: Czech Republic

Description / Plant Notes:

  • USDA Zone 4
  • Upright columnar habit
  • Variegation more evident in young growth

Patent Status: USPP #18,413

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