Berberis thunbergii Aurea Berberidaceae
Golden Japanese Barberry BER-ber-is thun-BER-jee-a
- Deciduous shrub, 3-4 ft (0.9-1.2 m) tall, equal width, upright, mounded. Leaves yellowish, alternate, 1.5-3.0 cm long, one-third as wide, borne in clusters. Flowers yellow, few, 8-20 mm across; fruit 0.8 mm across.
- Sun to part shade, color best in full sun. A bold accent plant.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 4
- Other yellow-green cultivars include:
- Bonanza GoldTM, similar, but smaller
- Golden NuggetTM (Monlers), yellow-golden foliage, orangish in fall
- SunsationTM (Monry), has yellow-golden foliage with an orange cast most of the season
- Oregon State Univ. campus: northwest of Gilkey Hall (Social Science).