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.
'Orange Rocket' is an upright shrub, to 1.2m high, with spiny, dark red-brown stems. Leaves which are rusty orange when young, become green in summer and turn orange-red in autumn. Scented yellow flowers in spring are followed by bright red fruits in late summer and autumn.
Grows in any well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade.