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Sunjoy Gold Pillar® Barberry Berberis thunbergii

(12 REVIEWS)
Exposure
  • Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Fall
Mature Size
48" 24"
Height
36 - 48"
Spread
18 - 24"

This plant is hardy in zones 4 - 7

Hardy Zones

Zones are based on the lowest average temperature an area is expected to receive during the winter. They are used to determine whether a plant is likely to be perennial in your area. If your zone is equal to or higher than the zone listed for the plant, it will be hardy for you and thrive in your climate.

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  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
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    Features

    This is an easy way to add both vertical lines and bright color to your home landscape. Similar in shape to 'Helmond Pillar' barberry, but with orange-red new growth that matures to vivid gold. Autumn brings stunning orange-red color. Proven to be burn resistant in side by side tests with other yellow leaf barberry. Plant Sunjoy Gold Pillar barberry as a low-maintenance hedge or edging, or add it to a border as an specimen plant.

    Top reasons to grow Sunjoy Gold Pillar barberry:

    - Versatile, appealing shape adds drama and flair

    - Bright gold color doesn't burn in the sun

    - Very deer resistant

    Foliage Interest
    Fall Interest
    Resists: 
    Deer

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Shrub
    Shrub Type: 
    Deciduous
    Height Category: 
    Tall
    Garden Height: 
    36 - 48 Inches
    Spacing: 
    24 - 36 Inches
    Spread: 
    18 - 24 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Yellow
    Foliage Colors: 
    Yellow
    Foliage Shade: 
    Yellow
    Habit: 
    Upright
    Container Role: 
    Thriller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Bloom Time: 
    Grown for Foliage
    Hardiness Zones: 
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Needs Good Drainage
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses Notes: 

    Shrub borders, groupings, masses, perennial borders and containers.

    Maintenance Notes: 

    Extremely adaptable, but prefers well-drained soil. This upright columnar selection does not require any pruning, but may be shaped in summer. Deciduous. Fertilize in early spring by applying a slow release fertilizer specialized for trees & shrubs. Follow the label for the recommended rate of application.

    PLEASE NOTE: Sunjoy® Gold Pillar Barberry Berberis thunbergii is restricted and cannot be shipped to the state(s) of MA, ME, NH, NY and VT.

    Fun Facts: 

    If you cut open a barberry stem, the wood inside is yellow.

    Sunjoy Gold Pillar® Berberis thunbergii 'Maria' USPP 18,082
  • 12 Reviews

    • I love these barberry. I planted 3 of them in front of a window and even though they don't get 8 hours of sun a day they are thriving, huge, and look fantastic. The shape and color are a eye catcher. They are carefree and require little to no maintenance. I am in zone 5a. I am a avid gardener (over 30 years) used to do professional landscaping and used to own a garden center so I know my plants and these are the best barberry I have come across.

      Melissa S
      Michigan
      United States
      1 year ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • I pulled all barberry out of yard this summer. It is an invasive species in the Midwest that is a favorite habitat of ticks. I replaced it with short's asters, columbine, and goldenseal.

      Jennifer
      2 years ago
      Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
    • I love this plant! The columnar growth, spectacularly bright color and ease in growing place it high on my 'favorites' list. I have had the plants for about three years now.

      Richard Marker
      Washington
      United States
      3 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • Beautiful red fall color that lasts quite a while! Nice bright green in spring and summer.

      Tressa
      Illinois
      United States
      6 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • Russell Studebaker
      Illinois
      United States
      8 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
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      Minnesota
      United States
      8 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • Grew rather slowly on my Chicago deck last summer, but wintered over just fine in its container outside and is growing very well this summer.

      Container Queen
      Illinois
      United States
      8 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • The yellow color is just the start of the good looks for this plant, both the spring and fall red accents are fantastic against the yellows.

      Frank
      Colorado
      United States
      8 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • beautiful coloring. cute leaves. sweet little flowers. healthy and tough. if only someone would breed the hardy ones with not hardy(for zone 5). the tender barberies have exceptional flowers. this isn't a pillar, it's upright. hence 4 out of 5

      V. Gillman
      Michigan
      United States
      8 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • Good performer in the garden and the fall color is just wonderful.

      Christine Watten
      Wisconsin
      United States
      8 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
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