Did you know?
Helmond Pillar Barberry (Berberis thunbergii 'Helmond Pillar') is a Japanese barberry and is technically native to Japan, but this particular cultivar was created in 1913 at a nursery in France.
Up to 5 feet tall and 2 feet wide
Flowers, Fruit, Foliage
Small yellow flowers are inconspicuous. Fruit are small, bright red berries. Leaves emerge as a red-purple color and shift to a bright red shade in the autumn. Sharp thorns mature to a red-purple color.
Pests & Diseases
Bacterial leaf spot, anthracnose, root rot, aphids, webworm, scale
Great as a hedge, border, or accent
Plant in moist, well-drained soil in an area with full sun. These cold hardy shrubs tolerate moderate drought and pollution, but are not extremely heat tolerant. The sharp, thorny branches often get litter and small wind-blown objects stuck in them.