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Sunjoy® Gold Pillar Barberry Berberis thunbergii

  • Hardy Zones
    • 4 - 7
  • Exposure
    • Part Sun to Sun
  • Season
    • Fall
  • Mature Size
    • 36 - 48 Inches
Programs
ColorChoice® Flowering Shrubs
ColorChoice® Flowering Shrubs

Sunjoy® Gold Pillar Barberry Berberis thunbergii

Part Sun to Sun 36 - 48

Features

Bright golden foliage with red new growth. A great vertical plant for formal landscapes. Little care is needed. Interesting columnar habit. Deer resistant. Resistant to sunburn.

Foliage Interest
Fall Interest
Resists: 
Deer

Characteristics

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

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Part Sun to 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.

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 bright golden foliage and red new growth. Bright orange-red autumn foliage is stunning. Proven to be burn resistant in side by side tests with other yellow leaved barberry.  Use Gold Pillar as a low-maintenance hedge or edging plant, or add it to a border as an specimen plant.

Sunjoy® Gold Pillar Berberis thunbergii 'Maria' PP: 18082

  • Beautiful red fall color that lasts quite a while! Nice bright green in spring and summer.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Tressa
    Carterville
    Illinois
    United States
    2 years ago
  • Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Russell Studebaker
    Illinois
    United States
    4 years ago
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    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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    Minnesota
    United States
    4 years ago
  • 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.

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Container Queen
    Illinois
    United States
    4 years ago
  • 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.

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Frank
    Colorado
    United States
    4 years ago
  • 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

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

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Christine Watten
    Wisconsin
    United States
    4 years ago
  • Marginally Adequate Performed below expectations but may be willing to try again.
    Russell Studebaker
    Illinois
    United States
    4 years ago
  • Performance is fine, just an invasive species.

    Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
    Darin
    Connecticut
    United States
    4 years ago
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