Add sunset colors to your landscape by planting Sunjoy® Orange Pillar™ Barberry. This slim, upright-growing shrub is stunning in color and form. The intense orange leaves develop a faint lime green cast that seems to glow from the inside of the shrub. Autumn is when this shrub really stuns. Orange Pillar™ Barberry turns fiery shades of reddish-orange to rival the maples in your landscape. Sunjoy® Orange Pillar™ Barberry is the vertical form of the popular Neo® Barberry and looks great planted in the same mixed shrub border.
Barberry is a very tough shrub that has incredible drought resistance once established. This deciduous shrub is built to withstand areas of pollution and salt spray with ease. The spiny stems are highly deer, slug, and snail resistant, making this an excellent shrub for use as a screening hedge to keep two- and four-footed wildlife away. The slim build of Orange Pillar™ Barberry makes it a wonderful thriller element for any large seasonal mixed planter. The color of the foliage persists late into the fall before falling and revealing a well-branched structure.
Sunjoy® Orange Pillar™ Care
Plant Orange Pillar® in a location that receives at least 6 hours of direct sun a day. Shade early or late in the day is acceptable and will not affect the deep orange color. Average soil texture and a neutral pH are ideal for planting this shrub in the garden. Container-grown Barberry will require a peat-free all-purpose potting mix and a pot that has excellent drainage. Fertilize Orange Pillar sparingly since this shrub does not need fertile soil to thrive. Apply an annual topdressing of a granular, balanced, slow-release feed. Water newly planted shrubs consistently for the first season to ensure that a strong root system establishes. Watering sessions spaced 2-3 times a week instead of daily watering will force the roots to grow deeper in the ground to search for moisture. Container-grown Barberry will need more frequent watering and should be checked daily in hot or dry weather.
All of the Sunjoy™ Barberry varieties do not require much pruning. The growth habits are more compact than older types of Barberry. Only remove winter-damaged stems in the early spring as needed. Barberry does make a much more colorful and disease-free alternative to Boxwood for small topiaries or low hedging. Their slow growth means they only need clipping back once a season to remain tidy and dense.
Sunjoy® Orange Pillar™ Barberry Spacing
The mature height for Orange Pillar™ is 4 feet with a spread of 18 inches to 3 feet. Space each shrub 24 inches on the center when planting multiple plants as a hedge. Specimens should be planted at a slightly farther distance for adequate air circulation. Container-grown Orange Pillar™ will require a pot with at least a 16-inch diameter and a 5-gallon capacity to counterbalance any top-heaviness.
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)
Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.