Sunjoy Orange Pillar® Barberry

Vibrant color and architectural interest any garden could use. With a narrow, upright (fastigiate) habit and color so bold it’s almost neon, Sunjoy Orange Pillar® barberry acts as an exclamation point in the landscape! It’s very easy to care for – no need to prune, no deer doing any unwanted pruning, and no need to water after it’s established. Just plant and enjoy the bold presence it brings to your garden.

Why grow Sunjoy Orange Pillar™ barberry?

  • Vibrant color
  • Interesting habit
  • Easy care regimen

Additional information

Dimensions2.5 × 2.5 ft
Botanical Name

Berberis thunbergii 'NCBT3' PP#35,050


4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Flower Color


Foliage Color







Full Sun


Average, Dry, Well-drained

Bloom Time



Borders, Containers, Edging, Foundations, Low Hedges, Mass Planting


Deer resistant, Disease resistant, Drought tolerant, Fall interest, Foliage interest, Heat tolerant, Landscape plant

Blooms On

Old wood


Dr. Tom Ranney, North Carolina State University

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Plant Care

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 is 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.