Berberis thunbergii 'Aurea'
  • Berberis thunbergii 'Aurea'

Berberis thunbergii 'Aurea'

£12.95

(Barberry) One of the most delightful small foliage plants, Berberis thunbergii 'Aurea' is a small, compact shrub with glorious golden yellow leaves which show strong red tints in a good autumn before falling.

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One of the most delightful small foliage plants, Berberis thunbergii 'Aurea' is a small, compact shrub with glorious golden yellow leaves which show strong red tints in a good autumn before falling.

It is worth bearing in mind that the leaves need sun light to colour properly but can sometimes be burnt in too hot a position and is therefore usually best planted in partial shade in a hot garden. A great plant for smaller gardens or containers which can really brighten up otherwise dark areas.


  • Position: Full sun or partial shade.
  • Soil: Any fertile soil.
  • Hardiness: Hardy.
  • Flowering Period: March - April.
  • Flower Colour: Yellow
  • Rate of Growth: Slow.
  • Habit: Berberis thunbergii 'Aurea' grows to be a compact, small, dome-shaped, densely branching shrub.
    • Height: 1 m (3 ft)
    • Spread: 1 m (3 ft)
  • Pruning: Gentle pruning to shape in early spring will cause Berberis thunbergii 'Aurea' to become more bushy still.

Data sheet

How Much Sun
Full Sun, Partial or Dappled Shade
Mature Size
Shrub - Small (less than 5 ft tall)
Growing Conditions
Soil Type: Acid, Soil Type: Dry / Sandy, Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy)
Special Features
To grow in a pot, Autumn Colour, Leaf Colour - Gold/Yellow

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