Helping You Become a More Successful Gardener
James H. Schutte
BERBERIS thunbergii f. atropurpurea 'Rose Glow'
Purpleleaf Japanese Barberry, Rose Glow Barberry
One of the prettier barberries for the landscape, ‘Rose Glow’ has a neat bushy habit and beautifully colored foliage all growing season. This thorny deciduous shrub originates from Japan. In spring, its fine, dense stems become covered with small round leaves that are rose-pink and burgundy flecked with white. Later in the season its foliage matures to a soft purple-pink and in fall turns orange-red and burgundy hues before dropping. Early in the season insignificant yellow flowers appear and later develop into bright red, berry-like fruits that are eaten by birds and often persist into winter.
Rose Glow barberry is easy to grow and tough. It prefers full to partial sun and average garden soil. This selection is known to self-sow and become somewhat invasive, especially in the eastern United States. Though thorny, this shrub it still suitable for hedges and barriers but it should not be planted in areas where children play.
8 - 5
4 - 8
A3, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun
4'-6' / 1.2m - 1.8m
Spring, Late Spring
Southern Europe, Central Asia, Japan
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Pollution, Drought, Salt, Soil Compaction
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Yellow, Yellow Green
Red, Crimson, Dark Red
White, Pink, Rose, Burgundy
Purple, Burgundy, Orange Red
Edging, Feature Plant, Foundation, Hedges, Mixed Border
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