Berberis Thunbergii (Rose Glow Barberry, Japanese Barb Berry)


Love watching the deer but hate when they plow down your garden when your back is turned? Barberry plants are truly deer resistant due to their sharp spikes (Barrs) that run up and down their branches.

‘Rose Glow’ is a dense, deciduous cultivar that grows 3′-6′ tall and about 4′ wide. So this hardy plant makes a great hedgerow or is used in a garden for a pop of every changing color. First leaves are purple, but new shoots emerge as a rose-pink with bronzish to purplish-red hues. In addition, this variety of Barberry sometimes called a Japanese Bare Berry also has bead-like, bright red berries which form in fall and often last through the winter. The berries are attractive to birds.

The Berberis Thunbergii Barberry is easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soil in full sun. Tolerates part shade, but performs best with full sun. This is a very adaptable shrub that is tolerant of urban conditions. Plants also tolerate heat and drought but are generally intolerant of poorly-drained, wet soils. Ideally, these purple delights should be watered weekly or more often in extreme heat.

Plants spread slowly by creeping roots and can also spread by self-seeding (birds will eat the fruits and distribute the seed). Plant branches may root where they touch the ground.

Fun Fact: This plant can be found in 31 states and four Canadian provinces!


Colorado Hardy Plants are just that… hardy! We have sought out plant varieties that provide low maintenance, use little or no water once established, and are simply hardy enough to grow where others don’t.

We grow and ship our plants in 5″ or quart-size (in certain varieties) plastic containers. Knowing that the root system is the most important part of the plant we guarantee. our plants to have a large root system that fills the container.

CHP is a small family operation! We propagate, pot, water, prune, and personally package the pants you order from us. Most of our plants are grown from cuttings taken from the plants or seeds collected nearby the nursery at an elevation of 6300 ft. Our weather is extreme with temps below 0 are common in the winter and intense sunlight all summer long. We don’t grow plants in heated greenhouses, they have to be able to survive the elements!

Please note that deciduous plants ordered in the winter months and early spring will have been pruned a minimum of 30% compared to photos and may have no leaves

Our nursery is also licensed and inspected by the Colorado Department of Agriculture, Nursery Division and holds a current Japanese Beetle Certificate. We only ship USPS Priority Mail, so your plants are sure to arrive quickly. You’ll note in our feedback that our shipping process is a sight to behold. We love our customers so please don’t hesitate to reach out.

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