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Berberis thunbergii ‘Rose Glow’

Japanese barberry

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  • Berberis thunbergii ‘Rose Glow’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsApril & September
  • Height0.8m to 1.2m
  • Spread1m to 2m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourYellow shades
  • Leaf ColourRed, purple

Description

Berberis thunbergii ‘Rose Glow’ (Japanese barberry). This bushy shrub has rich purple leaves, variously marked with white and pink and has green margins.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Fragrant

Other common names

Barberry

Origin

Japan

Interest and use

Border, hedging, edging, foliage, ornamental, fruit. Spring interest.

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  • Berberis thunbergii ‘Rose Glow’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Heavy, Light, Medium, Poor quality
  • Soil pH5.5 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Watch out for the thorns. They will withstand a heavy pruning to ground level in late winter.

Propagation

Prune back head in late winter or early spring to improve the flowering.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Aphids and powdery mildew may be troublesome.

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