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Berberis thunbergii Rose Glow



Unusual marbled purple foliage

The coloured leaves of this eye catching shrub are a luminous mix of white, pink and grey green. Its arching branches are covered in clusters of small, pale yellow flowers in spring. Reliable and easy its a great choice for the middle of a border, try alongside silver and grey leaved plants for a colourful contrast.


In sun or partial shade and any garden soil.


Water well until established. Trim to shape in late spring if required.

Plant details

In depth plant information

Property Value
Plant type Ornamental shrub
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available March - September
Season of interest Summer, Autumn
Flowering April - May
Evergreen No
Plant height 150 cm - 200 cm
Plant width 90 cm - 121 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Hazardous All parts highly toxic if eaten
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies Yes
Plant height in 5 years 60 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun, Part shade
Soil drainage Well drained, Medium
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Cottage garden, Informal garden, Coastal or drought resistant, Banks and slopes

Typically available

From March to September