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Berberis ‘Golden Rocket’

Berberis = ‘Golden Rocket’

Berberis thunbergii ‘Golden Rocket’ is part of the “Rocket” series of Berberis distinguished by their tight, upright, columnar habit. Fresh chartreuse foliage provides a stunning contrast to the coral colored stems. The color continues throughout the summer season. To date, no flowers have been observed. Plants have passed the USDA Cereal Rust Disease Trials in MN. This variety has been added to the Federal Register as an approved cultivar. It works well in the landscape in a mass planting, as a specimen plant, or in a container.

Origin: Czech Republic

Description / Plant Notes:

  • USDA Zone 4
  • Tightest growth of all the Rockets
  • Slower growing than Orange and Rosy Rocket

Patent Status: PP 18,626

PK Sheet
USDA Zone: 4 - 9
Height: 36 to 47-inches
91 to 119-centimeters
Spread: 10 to 16-inches
25 to 41-centimeters
Foliage Colors: Chartreuse, Yellow
Light Levels: Full-Sun
Usage: Containers, Garden border, Gardens, Hedging, Landscapes, Mass landscape planting, Pots
Patent Status: PP 18,626
Origin: Czech Republic

Grower Culture

Media: Well-draining media
Water: Well-Drained to Moderate
Crop Timing from Rooted Liners:
1-gallon: 27 to 52-weeks with 1 ppp
3-gallon: 78 to 104-weeks with 1 ppp