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Barberry - Rosy Glow / Size 2
Rosy Glow Barberry

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*Availability Status : Currently sold out - Estimated avail spring 2021
*Average Plant Shipping Size : 10" - 12" tall / Gallon size rootball

*No Shipments to California, Alaska, or Hawaii

Our Price: $10.95

Product Code: BARROS2

Berberis thunbergii var. atropurpurea 'Rosy 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. Occasional shaping & trimming is suggested when young to help establish desired shrub shape & foliage density.

Plant Facts & Specifications

--Mature Height : 4 - 6 ft

--Mature Width :
4 - 6 ft

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

--Hardiness Zones :
5 - 9

--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.

--Recommended Spacing :
Recommended spacing of 3 feet apart for most typical hedge / border type plantings where a continuous, unbroken, flowing look is desired. Widen spacing considerably ( 4 1/2 - 5 feet apart ) if space between shrubs will be desired & shaping of individual shrubs is key.

--Deer Resistance Rating :
Lowest Resistance [ 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 ] Highest Resistance

--Fertilization / Feeding :
For maximum health & hardiness, we highly recommend a good grade granular ( preferably organic ) fertilizer / plant food for use with all of our plant species. We personally use, and recommend the Espoma line of organic plant foods, as they are super effective yet gentle enough to use on even the most delicate of evergreen species where fertilizer burn would normally be a major concern. However, a water soluble type plant food (Miracle Gro, or equivalent ) are also acceptable options. Other granular fertilizers with a 6 - 12 - 12, or 10 - 10 - 10 ratio can also be used - but we suggest using them at 1/2 - 3/4 strength to avoid any chemical burn issues to the root system of the plants. Best to fertilize in early spring, and again in mid fall - avoid feeding standard chemical fertilizers during hot summer months, and directly after transplanting. The Espoma Organic Plant Foods may be used at anytime.

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