Golden Torch Barberry - Berberis thunbergii 'Golden Torch

Regular price $16.99

A dwarf barberry that is a perfect anchor point for the miniature garden! Fantastic color combo with pink and green combination. The leaves stay small and it's a lovely upright narrow shape for the miniature garden bed or a container.

The small flowers bloom in the early spring. The foliage turns greener in the shade, chartreuse in the sun - and will get a bit pink in the hot, summer sun. It is best for a part sun/cool sun spot. You can trim it after flowering &/or in early spring to slow the growth rate down even further. 

The Golden Torch Barberry is deciduous and it will drop its leaves for the fall. It has thorns. Drought tolerant once established - great for a low maintenance miniature garden. 

Spring, 2022 - They are flushing-out for spring and you have a chance to enjoy the spring flowers. The flowers come out first, then the leaves fill in. 

  • A favorite!
  • Great color with pretty flowers in the spring
  • Narrow upright shape
  • Cold hardy zones 4 to 8 or hardy to -30F
  • Heat hardy zones 8 to 4
  • Full sun
  • Well draining soil
  • Regular water
  • Do not let it dry out between watering
  • Let dry out to wrung-sponge damp in between watering sessions
  • Can be pruned, snip just above a set of leaves to hide the cut mark
  • Growth rate 6” to 8” per year - prune to control growth and bushiness
  • Trim to encourage branching if creating a hedge
  • Can prune in fall or spring after flowering
  • Prune off any dead wood in early spring
  • A rust-resistant variety
  • We are inspected by the USDA
  • Fertilize with mild fertilizer in spring and in mid summer
  • Comes in a 4” diameter pot
  • An outdoor plant



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