Barberry: Rosy Glow Latin Name: berberis thunbergii var. atropurpren 'rose glow'
The Basics This densely branched deciduous shrub has slender, spiny branches with small, oval leaves. Its deep-rose red color with glowing rose-pink new growth lasts throughout fall. In the spring, the foliage is mottled with white and green and grows 5 feet tall(4 feet wide). Performs best as a hedge, barrier plant, and accent.
The Needs Amount of Sunlight: Full sun Amount of Water: Water occasionally; more frequent watering in extreme heat; Drought tolerant Soil Conditions: Prefers poor, sandy, well-drained soil Cold Hardiness Zone: 4-8
The Care This low-maintenance plant needs a regular water schedule to ensure the growth of a mature root system. The first year of growth requires watering weekly. After the mature root system is established, watering is needed occasionally, except during a drought, watering is needed regularly. Shear annually to maintain desired shape.