‘Orange Rocket’

‘Orange Rocket’

Berberis thunbergii 'Orange Rocket' PP18411

This award-winning barberry sports a unique color combination for an easy-care shrub. New spring foliage starts out a vibrant coral and ages to ruby red last into fall. Useful as a vertical element in borders, landscapes, or containers.

Sunset Zones

2B, 3-24

USDA Zones

-20°F to -10°F USDA zones 5–10

This plant is suitable for your USDA Zone 8b

‘Orange Rocket’ Features

Plant Dimensions

4-5' H x 2-3' W

Landscape Use

Border, Container, Garden Bed, Mass planting, Rock Gardens, Slope

Plant Type


Growth Rate



Full sun to part shade

Special Feature

Deer Resistant, Disease / Pest Resistance, Easy Care, Heat Tolerance, Upright Habit, Water-wise, Winter / Fall Foliage Color


Dramatic foliage spring through fall. Deciduous

Flowering Season


‘Orange Rocket’ Plant Care

Water Needs

Medium Water Once Established


Fertilize yearly in spring


In late winter, prune out dead or spindly branches


Tolerates most native soils

Planting Instructions

1. Dig in your native soil a hole as deep and wide as the container. We recommend planting in native soil for best acclimation.
2. Fill the hole with water and thoroughly water the new plant; allow both to drain.
3. Gently place the plant on its side and remove the pot. Place your hand on the bottom of the plant and put it in the hole.
4. Return native soil around the root ball, wetting and gently tamping down.
5. To complete, create a shallow trench around the base of the plant to contain the water when watering.
6. Mulch 1–2” deep around the plant, avoiding the area closest to the stem.

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Your zip code 75701 is located in Zone: 8b with a temperature range of: 15 to 20 °F.