Berberis thunbergii 'Helmond Pillar'

Helmond Pillar Barberry

Deciduous Shrub

This upright deciduous shrub with deep purplish red foliage is ideal for making an architectural statement with its unique form. Its deep, rich color pairs nicely with blue or gold foliage. This tough and durable shrub is drought tolerant and easy to grow.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun, Afternoon Sun, Reflected Heat

Water Needs: Drought-tolerant, Average, Low


Size: 48 - 60 tall x 18 - 24 wide
Shape / Form: Upright
Foliage Texture: Fine
Foliage Quality: Fine

Features: Attracts Bees, Attracts Birds, Showy Fruit or Berry, Drought-tolerant / Water wise, Attractive Foliage, Low Maintenance

Foliage Color: Burgundy / Maroon
Fall Color: Red Orange

Flower Color: Yellow, Yellow / Gold
Bloom Season: Spring

Fruit Description: Red

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Hedges and Screens, Mixed Border, Small Gardens, Structure / Foundation
Special Situations: Deer Resistant
Wildlife: Bees, Birds, Deer Resistant

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Spring, Summer, Fall, Three Seasons of Interest
Position / Role: mid-plane filler
Plant Behavior: Potentially Invasive

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: medium

Plant Combos