Japanese Barberry (Berberis thunbergii Orange Rocket®) in the Barberries Database

Trade name information:
Trade Name: Orange Rocket®
Cultivar name: 'Painter's Palette'
Common names:
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Also sold as:
'Orange Raket'
Sidekicks™ Lois

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 3 to 4.5 feet (.9-1.4m)
Plant Spread: 12 to 18 inches (30-45cm)
Leaves: Good fall color
Unusual foliage color
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Flowers: Showy
Blooms on old wood
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower Time: Spring
Uses: Will Naturalize
Edible Parts: Fruit
Wildlife Attractant: Birds
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Stratify seeds: seeds require a cooling period prior to germination and are best planted in the Fall
Sow in situ
Can handle transplanting
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Various insects
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Patent/Plant Breeders' Rights: USPP18,411
Parentage: Aurea x Helmond Pillar


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