Berberis thunbergii 'Rose Glow'

Common name: Barberry

Family: Berberidaceae

Plant type Shrub
Height 5 to 5 feet
Spread 4 to 4 feet
Habit Bushy
Foliage Deciduous
Growth rate Slow
Interests Flowers, fruit, foliage
Uses Borders
Skill level Average
Maintenance Slight
Hardiness 6
Heat zone
Sun Full sun to part shade
Moisture Average to moist
Soil type Very acid to very lime
Soil fertility Moderate
Water consumption Moderate
Site Sheltered
Flower colour Orange, yellow
Flower season Mid spring to late spring
Flower size Small
Foliage colour Purple, white variegated
Fruit colour Red
Edible parts
Harvest time
Features Thorny
Texture Medium, spiny

Berberis thunbergii 'Rose Glow' is a slow-growing deciduous shrub. The unusual foliage is dark purple with creamy white variegations if grown in sun or light shade. It bears yellow flowers in spring which are followed by red berries. Its stems are armed with long spines.

Berberis thunbergii 'Rose Glow' is easy to grow, thriving in sun or part shade on any soil which is not waterlogged. Prune it hard in early spring for the best foliage colour.

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Early-spring Prune hard for the best foliage colour


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