Berberis Aurea Nana in landscape

Dwarf Golden

Barberry

Berberis thunbergii

'Aurea Nana'

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Berberis Aurea Nana in landscape
  • Colorful
  • Compact
  • Deer resistant
Description

Compact habit and bright yellow foliage make dwarf golden barberry popular for mass plantings. The season long golden color is followed by bright red fall foliage.

USDA Zone 4 - 7 (-30°F/-34.4°C)

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Exposure Full sun

Height 2 - 3'

Width 2 - 3'

Finish Time 1.5 seasons

Type Deciduous

Bloom Time Spring

Flower Color Yellow

Foliage Color Yellow

Soil Any well-drained soil will do; tolerates dry conditions once established.

Pruning Barberry does not take well to hard pruning. However, it may be trimmed as needed in late spring/early summer. Avoid cutting into thick wood unless you are removing entire branches.

Uses Mass plantings; edging beds and borders

Growing Tips Tolerates urban conditions like parking lots, street plantings.