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Berberis thunbergii 'Helmond Pillar'

Common Name:
Japanese barberry
Plant Type:
Deciduous shrub
Berberidaceae (The Barberry Family)
Geographic Origin:
Japan and East Asia
California Native?:
Plant Size:
4-5 feet high by 2 feet wide
Landscape/Garden Uses:
Foundation plantings
Flowering Season:
Flower Color:
Pale yellow
Sun or light shade
Most soils
Suggested Irrigation:
Moderate watering
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 0 degrees F. or less
Very distinctive Japanese barberry keeps a narrow columnar habit and can grow to 5 feet high by about 2 feet wide. Leaves are a deep purplish red. It is moderately slow in growth. Best in full sun or light shade and most soils, with moderate to occasional watering when established.