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Berberis thunbergii f. atropurpurea 'Rose Glow', 2016 | by F. D. Richards
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Berberis thunbergii f. atropurpurea 'Rose Glow', 2016

"Berberis thunbergii f. atropurpurea 'Rose Glow', 2016, Japanese Barberry, BUR-bur-iss THOON-burg -ee-eye, 2 Ft Shrub, Z4, red leaves, Bloom Month 4-5, In Bed S2 for 19.2 years

 

Dense, deciduous cultivar 3'-6' tall. First leaves are purple, but new shoots emerge as a rose-pink mottled with bronzish to purplish red splotches. Reddish-brown stems have sharp thorns. Tiny, yellowish flowers in late April to early May, but are often hidden by the foliage and are not showy. Bead-like, bright red berries form in fall and last through the winter. Berries for birds."

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Taken on June 9, 2016