- Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 3 - 5 Feet
- Mature Spread 3 - 5 Feet
- Growing Zones 4 - 8
Is your garden one monotone green color for much of the growing season? Does it need an extra dose of color and texture? Gold Leaved Barberry will bring your garden an easy pop of gold that will contrast with basic green. Berberis thunbergii ‘Aurea’ or Gold Leaved Barberry per its namesake, has bright golden-chartreuse foliage that turns a fantastic orange red in the fall. The plant has spiny stems and an insignificant flower. This easy-to-grow and adaptable shrub is a wonderful addition to most gardens.
Gold Leaved Barberry grows up to 3 - 5 feet tall with an upright, mounding habit. It is a deciduous shrub that is hardy to zone 4. In warmer climates, the shrub may remain evergreen over the winter. Gold Leaved Barberry is deer and pest resistant, making it very low maintenance and worry-free. Gold Leaved Barberry is a great choice for hedging, garden borders, or containers.
Gold Leaved Barberry Care
Gold Leaved Barberry grows well in full sun to part shade. The foliage color, from chartreuse to fall oranges, is most vibrant in a full sun location. The plant has average water needs and prefers well-drained soil that is acidic to slightly alkaline. Fertilize one time a year in early spring with a balanced fertilizer.
Typically, Gold Leaved Barberry does not require pruning. Selective shaping can be done for more manicured hedges in the fall or winter. Do not prune more than one-third of the plant at a time. Remove any dead branches from the plant at any point of the year.
Gold Leaved Barberry Spacing
Gold Leaved Barberry will grow to 3 to 5 feet in height and width. Space plants 3 to 4 feet apart if planting a uniform hedge and slightly farther apart to create drifts in the garden.
Gold Leaved Barberry Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 8
|Plant Type: Bushes
|Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
|Mature Height: 3 - 5 Feet
|Mature Spread: 3 - 5 Feet
|Spacing: 3 - 5 Feet
|Flower Color(s): Yellow
|Foliage Type: Deciduous
|Foliage Color(s): Yellow
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering, Fall Interest
|Uses: Borders, Hedges & Privacy
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest, Low Maintenance
|Common Name: Gold Leaved Barberry
|Other Name(s): Gold Leaved Barberry
|Scientific Name: Berberis thun. 'Aurea'
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.