Tangelo Barberry

Berberis thunbergii 'Tangelo'

Growzone: 4-8

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This Plants Growzone: 4-8
Growing Zone: 4-8
Mature Height: 3 to 4 feet
Mature Width: 3 to 4 feet
Classification: Broad Leaved deciduous shrub
Sunlight: full sun
Habit: Mounded habit
Flower Color: inconspicuous
Foliage: orange new growth yellow/green at maturity
Soil Condition: Any well drained slightly acidic soil
Water Requirements: Water well until established.
Uses: Use as a vertical feature or to add color to the mixed border.

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The Tangelo Barberry has an eloquent orange starting growth that develops a characteristic yellow/green mix as it matures. One of the more heartier variegated cultivars, it keeps its luster from spring into fall.


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Easy to Care for Tangelo Barberry Shrubs

The Tangelo Barberry has an eloquent orange starting growth that develops a characteristic yellow/green mix as it matures. One of the more heartier variegated cultivars, it keeps its luster from spring into fall.


Planting Information

We suggest when planting your newly purchased Tangelo Barberry plants that you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. Depending on the quality of your existing soil you may need to add a locally sourced compost or topsoil to the back-fill soil. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost as a back-fill soil because more times than not these products will retain entirely to much moisture and will cause the root system to rot. Adding compost or topsoil will help the young feeder roots of Tangelo Barberry to spread through the loose, nutrient rich soil, much easier than if you used solely the existing soil which more times than not will be hard and compacted. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant to deep. That is why we do not recommend planting in a hole any deeper than the soil line of the plant in the pot. A good rule is that you should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole. Bio-tone starter fertilizer is a great starter fertilizer that provides plants with mycorrhizae fungus. It is a naturally occurring beneficial fungus that colonizes on the new growing roots of plants. It creates a barrier between the roots of the plant and fungus and pathogens that can cause root rot. We love this product and use it on all plants we install in our own gardens. Bio-tone is a gardeners best friend and can help guarantee your success. After back filling and lightly compacting the 50/50 mix of existing soil and compost give the Tangelo Barberry a good deep watering. This is not to be rushed. Most of the water you put on the plant at first will run away from the plant until the soil is soaked. A general rule of thumb is to count to 5 for every one gallon of pot size. For example a one gallon pot would be watered until you count to 5 a three gallon pot would be 15 and so on. Check the plant daily for the first week or so and then every other day there after. Water using the counting method for the first few weeks. Gator bag Jr. can be used to help aid in this process and also provide plants with a good soaking due to the slow release of the water into the root-zone of the plant. Soaker Hoses can also be used to water when planting a long hedge.


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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.