Helmond Pillar Barberry
Berberis thunbergii 'Helmond Pillar'
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|Companion Plants||Boxwood (Buxus); Cypress (Chamaecyparis); Potentilla (Potentilla); Spirea (Spiraea); Weigela (Weigela)|
|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.|
|Lore||Barberries are named for their wickedly sharp barbs or thorns and for the berries that follow their flowers.|
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.