Terms and conditions are loading...
Click the tabs to read more
Get more detailed care advice, specific how-to guides and care reminder prompts right to your inbox!
Check you are planting correctly with our unique garden match tool.
Did you know 30% of new plants purchased die within the first year because they are planted in the wrong place? Don't make that costly and upsetting mistake!
|1 hour care
Botanical name: Berberis thunbergii f. atropurpurea 'Red Rocket'
Other names: Japanese barberry 'Red Rocket'
Variety or cultivar: 'Red Rocket' _ 'Red Rocket' is a spiny mid-sized, deciduous upright shrub. It has small dark red leaves that become brighter in autumn. In summer, it bears clusters of small pale yellow flowers that are followed by shiny wine red berries.
Berberis thunbergii f. atropurpurea 'Red Rocket' is: Deciduous
Flower: Yellow in Spring
Foliage: Dark-red in Summer; Bright-red in Autumn
Fruit: Red in Autumn
Toxicity: Ingestion may cause mild stomach upset.
Pests: Generally pest-free.
Specific diseases: Powdery mildew
Pruning: This plant needs little regular pruning, however, to renovate old plants, remove the oldest stems at the base and cut back all branches to healthy young shoots in the late winter.. REGISTER to read more...
Propagation methods: Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings. REGISTER to read more...
Berberis thunbergii f. atropurpurea 'Red Rocket' (Japanese barberry 'Red Rocket' ) will reach a height of 2m and a spread of 1.5m after 10-20 years.
Suggested uses: Banks and Slopes, Beds and borders, City, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Hedging/Screens, Low Maintenance
Cultivation: Plant in any soil in a sunny or partially shaded position - preferably sunny for best fruits and autumn colour.
|This plant likes...||Garden match|
|Soil types:||Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)|
|Soil drainage:||Moist but well-drained, Well-drained|
|Soil pH:||Acid, Alkaline, Neutral|
|Light:||Partial Shade, Full Sun|
|Aspect:||North, South, East, West|
"Thanks for creating such an awesome website!"
Marion Janner OBE, London