Rose Glow Barberries may be the most versatile of all landscape plants, at home in the garden, in hedges, against a foundation, as a barrier or as a dense shrubby ground cover for large areas.
Rose Glow Barberry does pretty well anything that the average barberry can do in the landscape, but is most effective when used as a color specimen in the garden for its incredible foliage, either as a solitary or in groupings.
The Rose Glow Barberry is an easy to grow shrub that is great for beginner gardeners. This eye-catching shrub is excellent for foundation, border, or mass plantings. This barberry is a vigorous cultivar and is a showy garden plant with its variegated leaves of purple with light pink splotches and its vibrant red fall color.
Branches are generously covered in very sharp, spiny barbs. At maturity, the barberry will be approximately 4- to 5-feet tall and wide. Miniature yellow flowers can be observed in tiny clusters beginning in early April, and lasting well through the end of May. Long bright red, oval shaped seed pods can be easily seen on Rose 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. This barberry requires well drained soil, can adapt to many different soil types and can tolerate mild drought conditions.
Rose Glow prefers full sun but will also grow in part shade. In part shade the colors of the bush will fade greatly to a virtually solid green color with red / pink accents.
No matter where this bush is planted, it is sure to maintain its color throughout the summer. Rose Glow Barberry is a very hardy shrub with relatively low maintenance. It has little or no trouble at all under normal landscape conditions and that is why it is quickly becoming extremely popular in landscapes all across the country, especially in the south and southeast.
How to Plant the Rose Glow Barberry: Prepare a planting area as deep as the root ball and three to five times its diameter by loosening the soil. Dig a hole in the middle of the area and set the root ball even with the ground level. Be careful not to plant your shrub too deep. Always handle your shrub by the ball, not the trunk or branches. Backfill the hole.
Tamp the soil and water to remove air pockets. Be sure your shrub is planted straight. Spread a 2- to 4-inch layer of mulch on entire area, but not within one to two inches of the shrub base. Water well when planted. Take care of your shrub by watering it weekly, two times a week if no rain.