A genus of hundreds of species of shrubs, found throughout the temperate and subtropical regions of the world (apart from Australia). Our selections are Black Barberries, Berberis thunbergii.
Imprinting a remarkable architectural aspect upon the landscape, this adaptable cultivar sculpts bold upright columns of rounded deep reddish purple leaves, which transmute brilliant red fall color. Multiple staunch ruddy brown stems sport richly colored deciduous foliage, plus clustered small yellow flowers followed by shiny bright red persistent berries. Utilized as a first-rate hedge or small screen, ‘Helmond Pillar’ is equally at home in an urban setting or a country garden, where it can frame a vista or entrance way, or stand sentinel in the mixed border.
Size: 4' 0" – 5' 0" high x 12" – 2' 0" wide.
Hardy to zone 4.