Berberis Helmond Pillar Hedging
Berberis Helmond Pillar (Berberis thunbergii f. atropurpurea Helmond Pillar)
A handsome architectural form of the Purple Berberis, Berberis Helmond Pillar grows naturally into a narrow columnar shape and is clothed with tiny leaves of rich burgundy red during the spring and summer months. In autumn the foliage turns to bright fiery hues of scarlet and red to provide a dazzling display. In spring this shrub will also produce tiny red tinged, pale-yellow flowers followed by small bright red barberries popular with birds. Like all Berberis, this is a prickly plant and the thorns offer good protection for wildlife as the plant develops.
This is a dwarf shrub with a slow-moderate rate of growth it will gradually attain 150cm (5ft) making it suitable for smaller gardens as it doesnt need a great deal of space. These are easy to grow shrubs and will do well in most situations from full sun through to moderate shade, they are low maintenance and will tolerate most soils although they dislike very wet conditions.
Berberis Helmond Pillar looks great as a solitary specimen to bring height and accent to a flower bed, they may be grown in containers and they look great in pairs flanking a path or opening in the garden. Due to their tight upright habit they could also be used as a neat and narrow hedge of between 80 and 120cm or so by planting 3 plants for each metre. As a plant with slow-moderate growth pruning is seldom required but shrubs and hedges should have a tidy up to maintain shape in spring if and when required.
How to grow Berberis Helmond Pillar
Position: Sun or partial to moderate shade.
Foliage: This is a deciduous shrub, leaves will drop in autumn and new foliage will be produced in spring.
Soil and site: Any soil except very wet, drought tolerant when established.
Flowering time: tiny yellow flowers in spring usually followed by red berries.
Growth rate: from slow/moderate 15-20cm per year.
Ultimate height and spread: 150cm tall and 30-40cm wide
Hardiness: Fully hardy
Aftercare: Water regularly after planting and through the first season until established. Prune or trim in late winter/early spring if required.
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We deliver these plants to you in the pots they are grown in, because there is no root disturbance they can delivered and planted all year round with excellent results.