Sunjoy Orange Pillar™ Barberry Berberis thunbergii

Sunjoy Orange Pillar™ Barberry Berberis thunbergii


The same incredible neon orange foliage as Sunjoy Neo barberry, but with the useful, versatile habit of best-selling Sunjoy Gold Pillar barberry. Developed by Dr. Tom Ranney and his team at NCSU. 


Top reasons to grow Sunjoy Orange Pillar barberry:

- Versatile, appealing shape adds drama and flair

- Vibrant, persistant neon orange coloring

- Very deer resistant


Foliage Interest 

Fall Interest 

Resists: Deer 



Plant Type: Shrub  

Shrub Type: Deciduous  

Height Category: Tall  

Garden Height: 36 - 48 Inches  

Spacing: 18 - 36 Inches  

Spread: 18 - 36 Inches  

Flower Colors: Yellow  

Foliage Colors: Orange, Red 

Foliage Shade: Orangey=Red  

Habit: Upright  

Container Role: Thriller 


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 

Soil Fertility Requirement: Poor Soil 

Uses: Container, 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 Orange Pillar® - Barberry - Berberis thunbergii is restricted and cannot be shipped to the state(s) of CT, DE, IN, MA, ME, MN, NH, NY, VT, or WV. MD notes that it may be invasive.


Note: This is a new variety in the Sunjoy series and all of  Sunjoy series are NOT invasive and produce few to no viable seeds. 


Fun Facts: 

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