BERBERIS THUNBERGII F. ATROPURPUREA ‘ROSE GLOW’
In the Netherlands, where Berberis thunbergii is often planted in public parks, many garden enthusiasts actively dislike these thorny bushes, considering them merely a municipal plant. But, if pruned just once early in the year, this cultivar rewards you with pronounced spotted red leaves, and when neatly pruned into a dome shape is a great addition to the border. Even in winter its filigree habit adds structure between the skeletons of spent perennials.
Height 1.5m. Origin Garden origin (species Japan). Conditions Well-drained soil; full sun to part shade. Hardiness RHS H7, USDA 4a-8b. Season of interest Year round.