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Berberis thunbergii f. atropurpurea 'Rose Glow' (v) AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Shrub

Habit

Bushy

Toxicity

Ingestion may cause mild stomach upset

Resilience

Hardiness

H7 (very hardy)

Colour

Flower

Yellow in Spring

Foliage

Pink, Purple and White in Autumn, Spring and Summer

Fruit

Red in Autumn

Size

Ultimate height

1-1.5 metres

Ultimate spread

1-1.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

10-20 years


Preferred common name

Japanese barberry 'Rose Glow'

Family

Berberidaceae


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

'Rose Glow' is a small, spiny deciduous shrub, with young leaves purple, irregularly marbled with pink and white, later purple all over. Flowers sparse, small, yellow, followed by red berries

Synonym(s)

  • Berberis thunbergii 'Rose Glow'
  • Berberis 'Rose Glow'

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun
  • Part shade

Aspect

  • North-facing, East-facing or West-facing
  • Exposed or Sheltered

Cultivation

Grows in any well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade

Soil

  • Well-drained or Moist but well-drained
  • Acid, Alkaline or Neutral
  • Sand, Chalk, Clay or Loam

Propagation

Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Coastal, Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds, Hedging/Screens or Low Maintenance


How to care

Pruning

Pruning group 8

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

May be subject to powdery mildews