Rose Glow Barberry

Berberis thunbergii 'Rose Glow'
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The Rose Glow Barberry is a very versatile shrub. It is a great shrub for beginner gardeners and can be used in a wide variety of ways to meet you landscaping needs. This beautiful shrub has astounding, red colored foliage. When new shoots start to form, the colors vary from spotted red to pink blotched foliage. The showy, variegated leaves change from purple to pink, making this shrub have a “glowing” effect. The early spring brings little yellow flowers in clusters. Once the summer suns have passed the cool fall weather brings a vibrant red color to the foliage. Although, the Barberry loses it leaves in the winter, it does continue to bring showy interest with long oval shaped red seed pods that stay intact throughout the entire winter.

The Rose Glow Barberry has a lot to offer when it comes to your landscaping needs. It is great to be used as a foundation plant, borders, clusters, or even solitary. At full maturity this shrub can reach 4-5 feet high and wide. The Rose Glow barberry prefers full sun, but will tolerate partial shade as well as drought conditions. The sun brings this bush its red tones, so if planted in the shade it will lose color and will remain green with patches of red and pink accents. This plant is very adaptable to all soil types and retains its color all summer long.

The Rose Glow Barberry is a versatile plant that can adapt to most conditions. The colors displayed all year round make this plant pleasing to the eye during all seasons. The Rose Glow an extremely popular plant across the US and beyond!

growing zone 4-8
Shipping Restriction AZ
Soil Type Adaptable
Sunlight Full Sun, Part Sun
Drought Tolerance Good
Mature Height 3-4 Feet
Mature Width 2-3 Feet
Fall Color Red

How to Care

Plant your Rose Glow Barberry in full or part sun. These hardy shrubs are adaptable to just about any soil that drains well. After planting be sure to water deeply 1-2 times per week in order for the roots to grow properly. Once established this shrub is drought tolerant and extremely low maintenance. Watering is generally only needed in periods of extreme drought. Applying 2-3 inches of mulch will help protect the roots in extreme temperatures and keep the soil moist. There is no need to prune this shrub. However, if you prefer a manicured look, prune in winter. Fertilize with our balanced, slow release fertilizer in spring. This barberry is salt, pollution, heat, and cold tolerant and disease, pest, rabbit, and deer resistant.

Shipping Restriction AZ
Soil Type Adaptable
Sunlight Full Sun, Part Sun
Drought Tolerance Good
Mature Height 3-4 Feet
Mature Width 2-3 Feet
Fall Color Red

Landscape Ideas

There are many uses for dwarf barberries like the Rose Glow Barberry. Plant in groups for a big punch of color, or you can use them as a border planting. When planting a border, space these barberries at least about 2 feet apart. They will grow together forming a small, colorful hedge. Use easy to grow barberries in mixed beds for fabulous color contrast and phenomenal texture. 

Combine your landscape colors with either the Sunjoy Gold PillarSunjoy TangeloOrange Rocket, or Crimson Pygmy Barberry

For additional options, be sure to browse our Loropetalum and Barberry collections.

Shipping Restriction AZ
Soil Type Adaptable
Sunlight Full Sun, Part Sun
Drought Tolerance Good
Mature Height 3-4 Feet
Mature Width 2-3 Feet
Fall Color Red

Shipping Details

We plan each shipment to avoid your plants sitting in transit over the weekend during the summer months. This means your order may be held until the following Monday to ensure the shortest delivery time. We guarantee that your plants arrive at the highest quality possible.

Please see the below transit map that specifies an average amount of days after your order has shipped.

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Patti P.
United States United States

great source for trees and shrubs!

This is the second time we've ordered from Planting Tree. We are very happy with the quality of plants and timeliness of transit.

Mary M.
United States United States

Beautiful specimens

I have been looking for this type of barberry & finally found it on-line @ Planting Tree. I ordered 2, and both got here quickly & look hardy as can be since we planted them. Thank you!

Joe L.
United States United States

Wonderful stock

The plants I recieved were very healthy and ready for planting. Couldn't be happier with planting tree

Jennifer P.
United States

Rose Glow Barberry

I will definitely be ordering from Planting Tree again. The Rose Glow Barberry bush came nicely packaged and very healthy looking, not to mention the step by step instructions that were included on how to properly plant and care for the bush.

Michele G.
United States

Healthy plants!

Planted with the slow release fertilizer and my little barberries are looking like they've already gotten bigger in less than a week! They're beautiful plants.

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