Japanese Barberry (Berberis thunbergii 'Helmond Pillar') in the Barberries Database

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Berberis thunbergii Accepted
Berberis thunbergii var. atropurpurea Synonym

Also sold as:
'Atropurpurea Helmond Pillar'
'Helmond's Pillar'

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Deciduous
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Flowers: Showy
Blooms on old wood
Flower Time: Spring
Uses: Will Naturalize
Edible Parts: Fruit
Wildlife Attractant: Birds
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Stratify seeds: seeds require a cooling period prior to germination and are best planted in the Fall
Sow in situ
Can handle transplanting
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Various insects
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Child plants: 3 child plants

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Yorkshirelass On September 27, 2011 Miscellaneous Event
In previous garden. Still alive under 'mountains' of rubble placed around about by new owner.
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