Helping You Become a More Successful Gardener
James H. Schutte
BERBERIS thunbergii 'Aurea'
Golden Japanese Barberry, Japanese Barberry
Golden Japanese barberry is a dense shrub that originates from eastern Asia and Japan. Its small, attractive, golden-green leaves turn orange-yellow in the fall. Bright red berries, which are attractive to birds, appear in late summer to fall and persist into winter. Provide this barberry with full to part sun and average, well drained soil. Thorny, but still suitable for hedges and barriers, it also makes a nice accent plant. This is a tough shrub that is tolerant of many soil types and sites.
8 - 5
4 - 8
A3, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun
4'-5' / 1.2m - 1.5m
3'-5' / 0.9m - 1.5m
Spring, Late Spring
Eastern Asia, Japan
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Pollution, Drought, Salt, Soil Compaction
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Yellow, Yellow Green
Red, Crimson, Dark Red
Lemon Yellow, Gold
Lemon Yellow, Yellow Green
Orange, Lemon Yellow, Burgundy, Crimson
Edging, Feature Plant, Foundation, Hedges, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall
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