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Berberis thunbergii f. atropurpurea 'Helmond Pillar'/Helmon Pillar Japanese Barberry

Berberis thunbergii f. atropurpurea 'Helmond Pillar' / Berberis thunbergii f. atropurpurea 'Helmond Pillar'
This barberry has a columnar form and slowly grows to 4-5 tall.
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This barberry has a columnar form and slowly grows to 4-5 tall.

Specimen plant in Vatican Gardens in Rome, Italy

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Scientific Name: Berberis thunbergii f. atropurpurea 'Helmond Pillar'
Common Name: Helmon Pillar Japanese Barberry
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Yellow
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
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Comments: Needs full sun to develop best color of foliage. A good urban plant in that it tolerates many pollutants and is also drought tolerant. Clusters of tiny yellow flowers appear in April to May, but may be hidden by the foliage. In Autumn, foliage truns a showy red.