Plant Haven Debuts 5 New Berberis Varieties
From traditional rocket shapes to minis, the new shrubs come in an array of colors.
June 27, 2011
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PlantHaven is introducing five berberis from Czech breeder Michal Andrusiv.
First up are two drawf varieties. Berberis ‘Admiration’ boasts orange-red foliage with gold margins and a compact habit that reaches only 18-24 inches tall in 4 years. 'Admiration' works as both a landscape or a container plant. It also one the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Award of Garden Merit. Berberis ‘Tiny Gold’ is a deciduous, dwarf shrub with bright sunshine yellow foliage. It exhibits a tight rounded habit and will reach 2 feet tall and wide in maturity. ‘Tiny Gold’ is ideal for mixed perennial borders, smaller more detailed gardens and miniature landscapes.
Three upright varieties are also hitting the market. Berberis ‘Golden Rocket’ lives up to its rocket moniker with a narrow, upright habit. The deciduous shrub has showy, bright yellow foliage set off by coral colored stems. It will mature to 5 feet tall with a 2 foot spread. Berberis ‘Rosy Rocket’ also has a pillar-shaped habit that will reach 4 feet tall with a 2 foot spread at maturity. Red-silver variegated foliage adds unique interest throughout the growing season. Berberis 'Orange Rocket' is dense and multi-stemmed with scarlet foliage that fades to a soft orange-red all season long. At the end of the season, it turns brilliant crimson in the fall. It will mature to 5 feet tall with a 2 foot spread. 'Orange Rocket' was named best shrub in the New Varieties Showcase at the Farwest show in Portland, Oregon.