Berberis thunbergii f. atropurpurea ‘Rose Glow’

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02 Mar Berberis thunbergii f. atropurpurea ‘Rose Glow’

Japanese barberry is another notable deciduous shrub for showy  foliage into your garden all season long. First leaves are purple, but new shoots emerge as a rose-pink mottled with bronzish to purplish red splotches. Since this species has thorns on it can also be used as a barrier or hedge to keep unwanted animals out where a fence is not possible.

 

Common Name: Japanese barberry
Type: Deciduous shrub
Family: Berberidaceae
Zone: 4 to 8
Height: 3.00 to 6.00 feet
Spread: 4.00 to 7.00 feet
Bloom Time: April to May
Bloom Description: Yellow
Sun: Full sun
Water: Dry to medium
Maintenance: Low
Suggested Use: Hedge
Flower: Insignificant
Leaf: Colorful, Good Fall
Attracts: Birds
Fruit: Showy
Other: Thorns
Tolerate: Deer, Drought, Erosion, Clay Soil, Dry Soil

A closer look at the new ‘Rose Glow’ growth.

berberis thunbergii atropurpurea rose glow shrub sun showy fall colours super natural landscaping hedge barrier whistler pemberton

The showy fall foliage.

berberis thunbergii atropurpurea rose glow shrub sun showy fall colours super natural landscaping hedge barrier whistler pemberton