‘Aurea’ is a Japanese barberry cultivar that is noted for its bright yellow foliage. This is a compact, upright, somewhat slow-growing, multi-stemmed, deciduous shrub that typically grows 3-4’ tall and 3-5’ wide. Stems have sharp thorns. Variably sized leaves (up to 1 1/4” long) emerge yellow and generally retain good yellow color throughout the summer when sited in proper locations. If grown in too much shade, however, leaves will turn yellow-green. Tiny, pale yellow flowers (1/2” long) appear from late April to early May in short racemes along the stems. Flowers are somewhat inconspicuous. Glossy, bright red berries form in the fall. Fall color includes orange and red.
NOTE - For all plants currently listed in 4 inch and Quart size nursery pots. we will be removing plants from plastic pots and placing in fabric grow bags for shipping. this will begin on certain products NOW as we run trials but should be in full effect very soon -
Deliveries to CA, OR, WA, AZ, UT, ID, NV, MT, ND, SD will be shipped Bareroot.