General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
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
Deciduous
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Flowers: Showy
Inconspicuous
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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Trade name information:
Trade Name: Orange Rocket®
Cultivar name: 'Painter's Palette'
Common names
  • Japanese Barberry
  • Barberry
Also sold as:
  • 'Orange Raket'
  • Sidekicks™ Lois

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Location: In my garden in Oklahoma City, OK
Date: 04-02-2017
Blooms on Orange Rocket Barberry
Location: My garden
Date: 2019-04-23
Location: West Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2019-09-20
Location: Just off my front porch
Date: 2021-04-23
Japanese Barberry (Berberis thunbergii Orange Rocket®)
Location: Fairfax, VA
Location: Denver Botanical Garden
Date: 2021-07-07
Location: Denver Botanical Garden
Date: 2021-07-07
Location: Gause, Texas
Date: 2020-04-15
One year after planting, photo taken April 2020.   Very happy in
Location: Kalama, Wa.
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Location: West Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2018-11-17
Location: My garden
Date: 2017-06-03
Location: Fairfax, VA

Date: 2023-06-01

Date: 2022-08-13
Location: Temple, Texas
Date: 2019-09-29
New plant sporting Fall colors.  To be planted next week at our g

Photo Courtesy of Secret Garden Growers.
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Location: Eagle Bay, New York
Date: 2021-10-14
Japanese Barberry (Berberis thunbergii Orange Rocket®)
Location: Temple, Texas
Date: 2019-09-29
September leaf color showing striking yellow edges.

Date: 2022-08-16
Location: In my Mom's garden
Date: 2010-05-19
Location: Denver Botanical Garden
Date: 2021-07-07

Date: 2013-04-15
Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, Ga
Date: 2019-05-15
Orange Rocket Barberry 001

Photo courtesy of Singing Tree Gardens Nursery
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: My garden
Date: 2017-06-20
June Color
Location: Kalama, Wa.
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Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Date: 2019-04-20
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Date: 2019-04-20

Date: 2013-10-30
Location: In my Mom's garden
Date: 2010-05-19

Date: 2013-04-15

Date: 2013-04-15

Photo Courtesy of Secret Garden Growers.
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Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Date: 2019-09-07

Date: 2013-10-30
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2013-11-05
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Plant Events from our members
variegatagal On March 10, 2018 Miscellaneous Event
West foundation bed. Full sun. Leafing out.
variegatagal On May 29, 2017 Transplanted
variegatagal On May 9, 2017 Obtained plant
Lowes
joannmorford On July 8, 2016 Obtained plant
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Weeds by evelyninthegarden Jun 13, 2017 10:43 AM 2
Untitled by Peggy8b May 25, 2020 6:42 AM 0
this barberry is a strange little bugger.................... by jathton May 9, 2022 2:15 PM 2

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