Helmond Pillar Barberry

Berberis thunbergii 'Helmond Pillar'

SKU
1210
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.
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Botanical PronunciationBUR-bur-is thun-BER-jee-eye
LoreBarberries are named for their wickedly sharp barbs or thorns and for the berries that follow their flowers.
Average Size at MaturitySlowly reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall, 1 to 2 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Design IdeasLet 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Foliage ColorBurgundy
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage, Rustic
Growth HabitNarrow
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBarrier, Border, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Hedge, Mass Planting, Specimen, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fruit Poisonous, Ornamental Berries, Tolerates Poor Soils, Bird Friendly, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Tolerates Road Salt
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Key FeatureBold Color for Small Spaces

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.

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