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Berberis thunbergii 'Aurea Nana'

Common Name:
Golden Japanese barberry
Plant Type:
Deciduous shrub
Berberidaceae (The Barberry Family)
Geographic Origin:
Japan and East Asia
California Native?:
Plant Size:
2-3 feet+ high
Landscape/Garden Uses:
shade gardens
Flowering Season:
Flower Color:
Pale yellow
Light shade
Most soils
Suggested Irrigation:
Moderate watering
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 0 degrees F. or less
Clear yellow leaves are bright limey green as they mature on this compact Japanese barberry. The oval 1 inch leaves and needle-sharp spines are held on stiff branches. This selection needs protection from hot sun, and its luminous leaves brighten the shade garden. Fall color is deeper gold with some orange highlights. Thrives in light shade and most soils, with moderate to occasional watering when established.