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Dr. Tom Ranney
North Carolina, USA

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SUNJOY ORANGE PILLAR™

Barberry

Berberis thunbergii

'NCBT3'

PPAF

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Sunjoy Orange Pillar barberry naturally grows as narrow column. The bright orange foliage of Sunjoy Orange Pillar barberry. Sunjoy Orange Pillar barberry naturally grows as narrow column.
  • Vivid color
  • Fastigiate habit
  • Deer resistant
Description

The same incredible neon orange foliage as Sunjoy Neo barberry, but with the useful, versatile habit of best-selling Sunjoy Gold Pillar barberry. Developed by Dr. Tom Ranney and his team at NCSU. 

USDA Zone
4 - 8 (-30°F/-34.4°C)
Exposure
Full sun
Height
3 - 4'
Width
1.5 - 3'
Finish Time
1 season
Type
Deciduous
Bloom Time
Spring; flowers insignificant
Foliage Color
Orange
Liner Sizes
2 1/4", 4", Quick Turn

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

Shrub borders, groupings, masses, perennial borders and containers.

Growing Tips

Tolerates urban conditions like parking lots, street plantings.