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Berberis, Japanese Barberry 'Aurea Nana'

Berberis thunbergii

Family: Berberidaceae (bear-ber-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Berberis (BUR-bur-is) (Info)
Species: thunbergii (thun-BERG-ee-eye) (Info)
Cultivar: Aurea Nana
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Category:

Shrubs

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Foliage:

Deciduous

Smooth

Foliage Color:

Chartreuse/Yellow

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pale Yellow

Green

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From semi-hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Silverton, Oregon

South Jordan, Utah

Vancouver, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Apr 9, 2019, SecretMonkey from Salisbury, NC (Zone 7b) wrote:

This plant is NOT invasive. I have three and they've had 13 years to go wild and do their thing, but have remained nice neat brilliant yellow and lime shrubs with slightly arching branches, about 30" high in a shady area.

And-even better- they are all planted within 12 feet at the base of an 80 foot WALNUT TREE! These are not listed on the Morton Arboretum list of Juglone tolerant plants, but they must be, because they are in excellent health and absolutely brilliant in their partly shaded area.

I plan on moving them closer to the outer edge of this shaded woodland bed to let them shine against the pine needle mulch, dwarf and coral bark maples, forsythias, and variegated Sambucus I have in the area.

In looking at the photos posted he... read more

Neutral

On Nov 21, 2018, landscapergal from Silverton, OR wrote:

There are many Barberries being phased out do to invasiveness..and this is NOT one of them.

Negative

On Feb 21, 2014, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

Trade, transport, and planting this shrub is illegal in my state and two others, because it invades and destroys natural areas. I've seen state woodland turned into impenetrable thorny thickets of this species, where nothing else in the understory layer survives. It has naturalized across North America north of a line running from Georgia to Wyoming, and also in Washington.

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