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Orange Rocket Barberry Shrubs for Sale Online
The Orange Rocket Barberry provides a statement piece for your garden every Fall. The vibrant foliage that ages from coral-orange to green in Spring and Summer turns a bright ruby red in Fall, making it a standout. This award-winning, compact shrub has a vigorous upright growth habit and improved resistance to rust. Plant this deciduous shrub in mass plantings to brighten up the landscape or as a specimen plant. These also look great when planted in containers!
About Your Orange Rocket Barberry
Easy to Care for 'Orange Rocket' Barberry Shrubs
The 'Orange Rocket' Barberry is not only striking, it is also easy to care for. This shrub has a vigorous upright growth habit that makes it perfect for planting in mass plantings or alone as a specimen. Water weekly (or more if in extreme heat or planted in a container) and plant in partial to full sun. Best yet - it doesn't require pruning, only to keep your desired shape!
|Mature Height:||4 to 5 feet|
|Mature Width:||2 to 3 feet|
|Classification:||Broad Leaved deciduous shrub|
|Sunlight:||full sun to partial shade|
|Foliage:||orange-coral new growth, green at maturity, ruby red in Autumn|
|Soil Condition:||Any well drained soil|
|Water Requirements:||Water well until established.|
|Uses:||Use as a vertical feature or to add color to the mixed border.|
Acer palmatum has been cultivated in Japan for centuries and in temperate areas around the world since the 1800s. The first specimen of the tree reached England in 1820. When Swedish doctor-botanist Carl Peter Thunberg traveled in Japan late in the eighteenth century, he secreted out drawings of a small tree that would eventually become synonymous with the high art of oriental gardens. He gave it the species name palmatum after the hand-like shape of its leaves, similar to the centuries-old Japanese names kaede and momiji, references to the ‘hands’ of frogs and babies, respectively. For centuries Japanese horticulturalists have developed cultivars from maples found in Japan and nearby Korea and China. They are a popular choice for bonsai enthusiasts and have long been a subject in art. Numerous cultivars are currently available commercially and are a popular item at garden centers and other retail stores in Europe and North America. Red-leafed cultivars are the most popular, followed by cascading green shrubs with deeply dissected leaves. Preparations from the branches and leaves are used as a treatment in traditional Chinese medicine.