Orange Rocket Barberry Shrub (Berberis thunbergii ‘Orange Rocket’)

Orange Rocket Barberry Shrub


What is Orange Rocket Barberry Shrub

The Orange Rocket Barberry delivers vibrant orange foliagethat ages to vivid green and then ruby red in autumn. That means you get months of visual interest from the Barberry’s compact, vigorous silhouette, well-suited to planting almost anywhere.

Use the Orange Rocket in mass plantings, specimen plantings, or even in containers.This Barberry variety is especially versatile, especially since it boasts improved resistance to rust and tolerance to drought, pollution, deer,anddry soil. Nothing stands in the way or the Orange Rocket Barberry and its healthful, voluminous growth.

The best part? You get all of these benefits without the hassle. Because your Barberry is delivered with a healthier, more developed root system, you’ll plant and forget your Barberry…until its unmatched color elevates your curb appeal, that is.

Unlike the Barberry selection at your local big-box retailer, your Orange Rocket arrives with better branching, ready to take off.

Orange Rocket Barberry Shrub (Berberis thunbergii 'Orange Rocket') Berberis thunbergii 'Orange Rocket'

How to Grow and Care for Orange Rocket Barberry Shrub

Orange Rocket Barberry Shrub (Berberis thunbergii ‘Orange Rocket’) Growing Requirements

Hardiness zone 4-9 outdoors


Dig a hole large enough to accommodate your Rocket’s root ball, backfill the soil and water to settle the roots.

Generally, the Orange Rocket prefers well-drained soil and full to partial sun (4 to 6 hours of sunlight).


Let your soil dry to the touch down to about 2 inches in between waterings. Once your soil is dry, give your Rocket Barberry a deep watering at the base.


Fertilize your Barberry at the beginning of every spring with a well-balanced blend, and follow label instructions for best results.

Orange Rocket Barberry Shrub (Berberis thunbergii ‘Orange Rocket’) Details

Common name Orange Rocket Barberry Shrub
Botanical name Berberis thunbergii 'Orange Rocket'
Plant type Shrubs, Hedges
Hardiness zone 4-9 outdoors
Growth rate Medium
Height 4-5 ft.
Width 2-3 ft.