Helmond Pillar Barberry
Berberis thunbergii 'Helmond Pillar'
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
|Botanical Pronunciation||BUR-bur-is thun-BER-jee-eye|
|Lore||Barberries are named for their wickedly sharp barbs or thorns and for the berries that follow their flowers.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Slowly reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall, 1 to 2 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.|
|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.|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Barrier, Border, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Hedge, Mass Planting, Specimen, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fruit Poisonous, Ornamental Berries, Tolerates Poor Soils, Bird Friendly, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Tolerates Road Salt|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Key Feature||Bold 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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4 - 8