Wednesday, May 30, 2007
BERBERIS THUNBERGII 'AUREA'
This Berberis parents are native to Asia and Japan and has been cultivated because of its yellow-chartreuse coloured foliage. A great plant for full sun I choose to grow mine with some light afternoon shade to keep the foliage from burning. It complements well with its larger leafed neighboring plants of Huecheras, dark green and lime stripped Hostas, black Mondo Grass, pale pink Bergenia, and dwarf hot pink Rhodys. In some parts of the country Barbarries have become invasive but this hybrid doesn't really set any seed and my clump of 3 plants has only reached two feet high and four feet across. Not bad for almost 5 years in the ground. It's a wonderful plant that really requires no special care. Certainly a keeper.