Barberry

Berberis thunbergii 'Helmond Pillar'

Barberry - Berberis thunbergii  'Helmond Pillar'

Common Name: Barberry
Genus: Berberis
Species: thunbergii
Cultivar: 'Helmond Pillar'

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage, Has colourful autumn foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 1.50 m (150 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.60 m (60 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Yellow
Foliage Colour: Purple, RedFlowering Period: April & May

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

This deciduous berberis is grown for its dark red-purple leaves and for its narrowly upright habit. It has small red-tinted pale-yellow flowers in mid-spring and in autumn the leaves turn a brilliant shade of red. It is low maintenance and useful for for giving vertical interest in a well-drained sunny or partly shady border.

Garden care: Requires minimal pruning. Cut back any straggly stems that spoil the shape in late autumn or winter. For the best autumn colour plant in a sunny spot.



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