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Rosy Glow Barberry

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*Availability Status: Winter dormancy - Estimated avail spring 2016
*Average Plant Shipping Size: 6" - 8" tall

*No Shipments to California, Alaska, or Hawaii

Our Price : $5.75

Product Code: BARROS1

Berberis thunbergii var. atropurpurea 'Rosy Glow' aka 'Rose Glow'

Overall Description

Deciduous, spiny shrub requiring sun or semi-shade and any BUT water-logged soil. It has reddish-purple leaves marbled pink and white. Excellent as a hedge border, or natural fence barrier because of its thorns. May be pruned or sheared to desired shape or size. Color is most intense in full sun locations - will fade greatly in shadier spots to a virtually solid green color with red / pink accents. Quickly becoming extremely popular in landscapes all across the country, especially in the south and southeast. Very hardy with relatively low maintenance.

Plant Facts & Specifications

Mature Height: 3 - 5 ft

Mature Width: 4 - 6 ft

Growth rate: Moderate ( 6" - 10" avg per yr )

Hardiness Zones: 5 - 9 ( if unsure of your zone, please use zone finder below )

Sun Exposure: Full sun to partial shade - best color in full sun.

Soil Preference: Average, slightly moist - well drained. Adapts to many different soil types. Mulching recommended twice per year.

Foliage Color & Texture: Small rounded leaves with good dark burgundy color in sunny locations. Inner portions of the plant will have a green foliage, with the outer, more sun exposed areas being burgundy colored with lighter red, pink, and sometimes almost white colored marbling & variegation. Fall color is bright red. Branches are generously covered in very sharp, spiny barbs.

Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts: Small white flowers can be observed in little clusters beginning in early April, and lasting well through the end of May. Exact flowering time will vary, depending on your area of the country - the warmer your climate, the earlier you will see them. Small 1/4" long bright red, oval shaped seed pods can be easily seen on Rosy Glow Barberry in late fall, after the leaves have dropped. Each bright red seed pod has one seed in it, and will remain on the shrub throughout the winter....giving it a very nice winter appearance as well.

Diseases / Insects: Usually barberries have little or no trouble at all under normal landscape conditions, but some of the possible noted pests / diseases that could be encountered are: Bacterial leaf spot, anthracnose, root rots, rusts (Japanese Barberry is not susceptible), wilt, barberry aphid, barberry webworm, and possibly scale.

Fertilization / Feeding: Either water soluble ( Miracle Gro, or equivalent ), or granular all purpose tree & shrub fertilizer is recommended for regular maintenance type feedings. Other granular types with 6 - 12 - 12, or 10 - 10 - 10 ratio is acceptable. Best to begin a regular scheduled feeding / fertilizing schedule in very early spring ( upon discovering new bud break ), and to continue regular weekly feedings through the entire spring season, up until early summer - avoid feeding during hot summer months, and directly after transplanting. Another shorter feeding schedule can be resumed again in very late summer through mid fall if desired to give the plants another quick burst of nutrition, but usually not necessary.

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