Narrow-growing Berberis Helmond Pillar in landscape

‘Helmond Pillar’

Barberry

Berberis thunbergii

'Helmond Pillar'

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Narrow-growing Berberis Helmond Pillar in landscape
  • Unique habit
  • Dark foliage
  • Versatile
Description

Outstanding color and habit. Growing as a deep purple, narrow column, 'Helmond Pillar' barberry is a versatile landscape plant. Small yellow spring flowers are not showy. Good fall color, too.

USDA Zone 4 - 8 (-30°F/-34.4°C)

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Exposure Full sun

Height 4 - 5'

Width 2 - 4'

Finish Time 1 seasons

Type Deciduous

Bloom Time Spring

Flower Color Yellow

Foliage Color Purple

Liner Sizes 2 1/4", 4"

Soil Any well-drained soil will do; tolerates dry conditions once established.

Pruning Barberry does not take well to hard pruning. However, it may be trimmed as needed in late spring/early summer. Avoid cutting into thick wood unless you are removing entire branches.

Uses Hedges; mass plantings; mixed border.

Growing Tips Tolerates urban conditions like parking lots, street plantings.