Berberis thunbergii var. atropurpurea 'Rose Glow'

Rose Glow Barberry




Family: Berberidaceae

Genus: Berberis

Parent: Berberis thunbergii var. atropurpurea

Category: Shrub - Deciduous

Zones: 4 to 8

Size: 4 to 5' tall and wide

Growth Rate: Moderate

Exposure: Sun


Mottled purple-red leaves with pink variegation.


Raised around 1957 from the nursery Spaargaren and Sons in Boskoop, Netherlands and introduced in 1965. RHS Award of Garden Merit 1993, 2009.

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My Experience: 

I purchased a 1-gallon plant in June 2008 at McCorkles and potted it up to a 3-gallon, planting it in the ground in the front garden in summer 2009. Faster growing than the 'Concorde' and 'Crimson Pygmy' not still not fast.

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