Two Sunjoy Gold Pillar barberry growing in front of a hydrangea.Two Sunjoy Gold Pillar barberry growing in front of a hydrangea.
Sunjoy Gold Pillar barberry has an upright and columnar habit.Sunjoy Gold Pillar barberry has an upright and columnar habit.
Sunjoy Gold Pillar barberry works well mixed with flowers in a garden.Sunjoy Gold Pillar barberry works well mixed with flowers in a garden.
Sunjoy Gold Pillar barberry has a narrow columnar habit and yellow leaves.Sunjoy Gold Pillar barberry has a narrow columnar habit and yellow leaves.
Sunjoy Gold Pillar barberry planted as an edging for a landscape bed alongside a patio.Sunjoy Gold Pillar barberry planted as an edging for a landscape bed alongside a patio.
Several Sunjoy Gold Pillar barberries planted in a landscape with hydrangeas.Several Sunjoy Gold Pillar barberries planted in a landscape with hydrangeas.
The foliage of Sunjoy Gold Pillar barberry turns bright red in fall.The foliage of Sunjoy Gold Pillar barberry turns bright red in fall.
Sunjoy Gold Pillar barberry alongside a butterfly bush and a hydrangea.Sunjoy Gold Pillar barberry alongside a butterfly bush and a hydrangea.
a close look at the yellow and orange foliage or Sunjoy Gold Pillar barberry with a small yellow flower.a close look at the yellow and orange foliage or Sunjoy Gold Pillar barberry with a small yellow flower.
Sunjoy Gold Pillar barberry naturally grows as a dense narrow column of golden foliage.Sunjoy Gold Pillar barberry naturally grows as a dense narrow column of golden foliage.

Sunjoy® Gold Pillar Barberry

So colorful and so versatile! Thanks to its unique column-like habit, Sunjoy Gold Pillar barberry can do some heavy lifting in the landscape yet it remains a very easy-care and durable shrub. Foliage is bright yellow in full sun and resists the burning that can plague other golden barberries, plus it develops very showy fall color. It can be planted as a low hedge or edging, used as a specimen in the landscape or garden, and also adds a nice touch of formality to containers.

Top reasons to grow Sunjoy Gold Pillar barberry:

  • Naturally grows as a dense, narrow column
  • Vivid color spring through fall

Additional information

Dimensions1.5 × 3 ft
Botanical Name

<i>Berberis thunbergii</i> 'Maria' pp#18082

Zone

4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Blooms on

Old wood

Flower Color

Yellow

Foliage Color

Yellow

Height

3-4'

Width/Spread

1.5-2'

Exposure

Full Sun

Soil

Dry, Moist

Bloom Time

Summer

Uses

Borders, Containers, Edging, Mass Planting

Features

Alkaline soil, Award winner, Clay soil, Deer resistant, Drought tolerant, Fall interest, Foliage interest, Heat tolerant

SKU: 03878 Plant Type:

Light: Full sun (6+hrs/day)

Soil: Any average, well-drained soil will do

Water: Average water needs; some drought tolerance once established

Fertilizing: Nothing special required; apply a granular fertilizer formulated for woody plants in early spring if desired

Pruning: Barberry needs little to no pruning, and that’s one of the things that people like about it. If you do wish to prune or trim, the best time to do that is in late spring/early summer, after the new growth for the season has emerged. Avoid cutting into any thick, woody stems that are thicker than pencil unless you are removing them completely.

Other notes: Barberry has thorns. Agricultural restrictions prevent all barberry varieties from being sold in or shipped to CT, IN, MA, ME, NH, NY, OH, VT, WI, WV. Proven Winners ColorChoice barberries are not available in Canada.

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