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Berberis thunbergii BONANZA GOLD®

Last update 22-01-2008

Berberys Bonanza Gold: opis odmiany, charakterystyka, agrotechnika sadzenia i uprawy

Japanese barberry [Bonanza Gold]

A compact, rounded, deciduous shrub to 60cm tall and wide. Its orange-red shoots bear small, rounded, bright yellow leaves that mature to a yellow-pale green colour. Small clusters of yellow flowers in spring are followed by red berries in autumn


Berberis thunbergii ‘Bogozam’ PBR

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Ultimate height

0.5–1 metres

Time to ultimate height
Ultimate spread

0.5–1 metres

Growing conditions

Moist but well–drained, Well–drained


Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Colour & scent
Stem Flower Foliage Fruit
Spring Orange Red Yellow Yellow
Summer Orange Red Green Yellow
Autumn Orange Red Green Yellow Red
Winter Orange Red

Partial shade


South–facing or North–facing or West–facing or East–facing


Exposed or Sheltered

Hardiness ratings

All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

  • H1a: under glass all year (>15C)
  • H1b: can be grown outside in the summer (10 – 15)
  • H1c: can be grown outside in the summer (5 – 10)
  • H2: tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5)
  • H3: hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1)
  • H4: hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)
  • H5: hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
  • H6: hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)
  • H7: hardy in the severest European continental climates ( < -20)
Botanical details

Family Berberidaceae Native to the UK No Foliage Deciduous Habit Bushy Potentially harmful Fruit is ornamental, not to be eaten. Wear gloves and other protective equipment when handling Genus

Berberis can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs with spiny shoots bearing simple, often spine-toothed leaves, and small yellow or orange flowers in axillary clusters or racemes, followed by small berries

How to grow


Grows in any soil except waterlogged. A sunny position will encourage fruiting


Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Coastal
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Low Maintenance

Little pruning required; trim after flowering to maintain shape


May be susceptible to aphids and berberis sawfly


May be susceptible to powdery mildews and sometimes by honey fungus

Berberis thunbergii ‘BONANZA GOLD ® ‘

Berberis thunbergii


This Japanese barberry is a relatively new plant, patented in the USA only in 1993 (PP8215). It is a cross between varieties Atropurpurea and Aurea Nana. The result is a compact, nearly thorn-free shrub, with bright yellow leaves tolerant of sun scald.

Bonanza Gold ® is a beautiful choice for borders and group plantings with its bright yellow-golden leaves and mound-forming, low habit. Its growth rate, however, is not as slow as you may have expected from a dwarf plant.

It tolerates most soil types provided it is well-drained. Fully hardy to -34�C (USDA zone 4).

Last update 22-01-2008


Berberis thunbergii

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