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Hollinshead Water-wise Garden Plants

Photo:
Pat Kolling

Taxon ID#

10

Small- or medium-sized shrub with a dense, rounded growth habit. Branches have spines and small leaves in various foliage colors, ranging from purplish red to gold. Produces small yellow flowers followed by ornamental red fruit that persists into winter.

Scientific  Name:

Berberis thunbergii 'Rose Glow'

Common Name 1

› Barberry

Family:

Berberidaceae

Origins:

Native to Japan and Eastern Asia

Plant Type:

Med - Lg Shrub (usually >3' and never < 1.5')
Common Name 2

› Japanese Barberry

Common Name 3

Oregon native:

no

Western state native:

no

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Landscape Application Information

Seasonal Care

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MAINTENANCE

Maintenance Level:

Low

Min. USDA Hardiness Zone:

4

Sun Preference:

Full Sun

Water Preference:

L

Soil Preference:

Acid or neutral soil.

Fertilizer Needs:

Recommended Mulch:

PLANT DESCRIPTION

Foliage Color:

Red/Purple

Foliage Description:

Obovate green leaves, variably sized to 1 1/4" long, typically turn attractive shades of orange, yellow and red in fall.

Fragrant:

no

Predominant flower color:

Yellow

Flower Description:

Insignificant flowers

Fall color:

yes

Fall Color Description:

Leaves turn attractive shades of orange, yellow and red in fall.

Winter Foliage:

Deciduous

Winter Interest:

yes

Winter Interest Description:

Red berries persist through winter

Mature height:

6'

Mature spread:

6'

Growth rate:

Slow

LANDSCAPE APPLICATION

Deer Resistant:

yes

Fire Resistant:

yes

Attracts Pollinators:

yes

Attracts Butterflies:

no

Native Habitat:

Full sun needed to develop color. Not fussy, but prefers acid or neutral soil.

Attracts Birds:

yes

Cut/Dried Flowers:

no

Used by Wildlife:

no

Swales:

no

Wildlife Use:

Photo:
Nancy Glick

Hedge/Screen:

yes

Border:

yes

Erosion Control:

no

Windbreak:

no

Ground Cover:

no

Provides Shade:

no

Rock Garden:

no

Cover Structures:

no

First Bloom:

Apr

Last Bloom:

Adds Texture/Movement:

May

Ornamental Accent:

yes

no

Garden Observations:

Seasonal Care
Maintenance

SEASONAL CARE

Spring Care:

Summer Care:

Prune early Summer. The shaping of evergreen trees and shrubs needs to be done in early summer, during the period of most active growth. You are preserving and accentuating the plant?s natural habit of growth.

Fall Care:

Winter Care:

Long Term Care:

Insect Pests:

Some susceptibility to aphids, barberry webworm and scale.

Wildlife Pests:

Diseases:

Some susceptibility to bacterial leaf spot, anthracnose, root rots & wilt

Environmental Problems:

Landscape Problems:

Spiny stems often trap unsightly wind-blown trash.

Care Comments:

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 tolerates heat and drought, but are generally in

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