Miniature Garden Helmond Pillar Barberry
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Helmond Pillar Barberry - Berberis thunbergii 'Helmond Pillar'

Great color!! A unique and surprising plant for the miniature garden. It grows slower in containers than in the ground and, here in Seattle, it grows about 4" to 6" per year. The wonderful, deep burgundy leaves with the upright column shape is a nice combination for almost any mini garden setting. Plant several in a row for a wee hedge. Small but very pretty flowers bloom in the early summer.

This tree is deciduous, meaning that it will drop its leaves for the fall, but only after it gives a stunning show of bright red leaves. It has thorns. Drought tolerant once established - great for a low maintenance miniature garden. 

  • Great color with pretty flowers in the spring
  • Upright column shape 
  • Cold hardy zones 4 to 8 or hardy to -30F
  • Heat hardy zones 8 to 4
  • Full sun
  • Well draining soil
  • Regular water
  • Do not let it dry out between watering
  • Let dry out to wrung-sponge damp in between waterings
  • Prune to encourage more branching
  • Can be pruned, snip just above a set of leaves to hide the cut mark
  • Growth rate 10” to 15” per year - prune to control growth and bushy-ness
  • Trim to encourage branching if creating a hedge
  • Can prune in fall or spring after flowering
  • Prune off any dead wood in early spring
  • A rust-resistant variety
  • We are inspected by the USDA
  • Fertilize with mild fertilizer in spring and in mid summer
  • Comes in a 4” diameter pot
  • An outdoor plant

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Helmond Pillar Barberry

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