Berberis Aurea Nana in landscape

Dwarf Golden


Berberis thunbergii

'Aurea Nana'

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

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.