Helmond Pillar Barberry

Berberis thunbergii 'Helmond Pillar'

Pronunciation: BUR-bur-is thun-BER-jee-eye
SKU #01210
4-8

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OVERVIEW
Description This upright, deep purplish red columnar shrub makes quite a statement in the landscape. The unique form is ideal as an architectural feature or for framing a doorway. The excellent, richly colored foliage pairs beautifully with shrubs and perennials with light green or golden foliage. Deciduous.
Light Full sun
Watering Water when top 3 inches of soil is dry.
Blooms Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Mature Size Slowly reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall, 1 to 2 ft. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Deciduous
Special Features Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Ornamental Berries, Benefits Birds
Problems/Solutions Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Road Salt Tolerant
Growth Rate Slow
STYLE
Landscape Use Barrier, Border, Hedge
Design Ideas Let this pillar become the central column of a mixed border composition. Particularly good in pairs flanking a fountain, work of art or gateway. Bright foliage foundation plant for narrow spans of wall between windows or at doorways. Smaller stature is perfect for small city gardens needing big garden looks in limited space.
Foliage Color Burgundy
Companion Plants Boxwood (Buxus); Cypress (Chamaecyparis); Potentilla (Potentilla); Spirea (Spiraea); Weigela (Weigela)
CARE
Care Thrives in average, well-drained soil; avoid poorly drained, wet sites. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates moderate drought. Fertilize before new growth begins in spring. No pruning necessary except to maintain desired shape.
HISTORY
Lore Barberries are named for their wickedly sharp barbs or thorns and for the berries that follow their flowers.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-8

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