Berberis Golden Abundance

Barberry 'Golden Abundance'

Plant Type: Shrub
Sun: Partial Shade, Shade, Sun
Drainage: Adaptable, Medium
Water: Occasional, Regular
Height X Width: 6' X 4'
Santa Clara County Local: No
What do these mean?



This chance garden hybrid was discovered at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in the 70’s. It was thought to be a hybrid of three subspecies of the Oregon grape, Berberis aquifolium. ‘Golden Abundance’ retains the hardiness and adaptability of the Oregon grape, but is more upright and has a more generous flower display. The leaves are a glossy green, but a few may be red, orange or yellow as the plant moves through the seasons of the year. The flowers are a bright lemon-yellow. They appear all the more luminescent against the dark green foliage. The clusters of blue berries that follow in the summer are attractive to birds. ‘Golden Abundance’ Oregon grape responds well to pruning and may be used as a formal hedge. Plants in hot interior sites will appreciate some protection from the afternoon sun.


Deer Resistant: Yes
Attractive to Bees: Yes
Attractive to Butterflies: Yes
Good Under Oaks: Yes
Evergreen or Deciduous: Evergreen