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Botanical name: Berberis thunbergii 'Golden Torch'
Other names: Japanese barberry 'Golden Torch'
Variety or cultivar: 'Golden Torch' _ 'Golden Torch' is a narrowly upright, spiny, deciduous shrub with obovate, yellow to yellow-green leaves, flushed pink in autumn, and racemes of insignificant white flowers in spring followed by bright red fruit.
Berberis thunbergii 'Golden Torch' is: Deciduous
Flower: White in Spring
Foliage: Yellow-green, Yellow in Spring; Yellow, Yellow-green in Summer; Yellow-green, Yellow, Flushed pink 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 late winter.. REGISTER to read more...
Propagation methods: Semi-hardwood cuttings. REGISTER to read more...
Berberis thunbergii 'Golden Torch' (Japanese barberry 'Golden Torch') will reach a height of 1.2m and a spread of 0.6m after 10-20 years.
Suggested uses: Banks and Slopes, Beds and borders, City, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Hedging/Screens, Low Maintenance
Cultivation: Plant in any well-drained soil except waterlogged in sun or partial shade. Fruit and autumn colour is best when planted in full sun.
|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, East, West|
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