Berberis thunbergii var. atropurpurea Rose Glow (syn. B.t. Rose Glow)
Rose Glow Red Leaf Japanese Barberry BER-ber-is thun-BER-jee-a at-ro-pur-PEWR-ree-a
- Deciduous shrub, 4-5 ft (1.2-1.5 m), much branched, very dense, upright stems, thorny, purplish-pink foliage. New foliage is rose-pink, mottled with deeper red-purple splotches. Matures to a deep reddish purple. Fall color is orange red to reddish purple.
- Colors best in full sun or light shade.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 4 Released by a nursery in Holland in 1957.
- Oregon State Univ. campus: northeast corner of West Greenhouse (on Orchard Ave.)