Sunjoy® Tangelo Barberry
Berberis thunbergii 'O'Byrne' PPAF
A greatly improved selection of the native Barberry, this neatly mounded beauty offers brilliant orange foliage edged in chartreuse. The branching is excellent and the color strong (as well as burn-resistant) on this deciduous tree, which is left alone by deer but visited frequently by songbirds. Tangelo stands up to drought and is wheat-rust resistant, with a vigorous growth habit and breathtaking two-toned foliage. Make it a focal point in your sunny landscape!
The Sunjoy® series of Berberis is an exciting new group of compact, dense, deciduous shrubs that offers burn-resistant foliage in a vivid array of colors! They need no pruning to stay neat, don't mind urban pollution, tend to be ignored by deer, and maintain their bright shades from spring until frost. Wonderful additions to the already beautiful Barberry family!
Standing 4-5' high and wide untrimmed, it can be pruned, if you desire, during the summer. Tangelo grows well in most conditions but prefers well-drained soil. Its size, lovely foliage, and adaptability make it great for borders, groupings, mass plantings, or almost anywhere else you're looking for a splash of long-lasting color! Zones 4-8.
|Zone||4 - 8|
|Plant Height||4 ft - 5 ft|
|Plant Width||4 ft - 5 ft|
|Additional Characteristics||Easy Care Plants, Variegated|
|Foliage Color||Chartreuse, Orange, Variegated|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun|
|Moisture Requirements||Moist, well-drained|
|Resistance||Deer Resistance, Disease Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Pest Resistant, Rust|
|Soil Tolerance||Normal, loamy|
|Uses||Border, Foliage Interest, Hedge, Ornamental, Specimen, Beds|
|Restrictions||Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands|
As the deer population has boomed and
food has become scarcer, they have become more aggressive. In some areas deer will
strip your garden bare, leaving nothing green or flowery behind. While there is no such thing as a completely deer-proof garden, there
are some effective things you can do to protect your garden from these
Use physical barriers
A High Fence
Deer can jump pretty high, but a fence higher than eight feet (higher on an up-slope) and flush with the ground will keep any deer out.
They are a much easier and less expensive solution. Deer generally will not try to jump electric fences, but will rather try to climb through the wires, receiving a deterring shock.
An even less extreme physical option is to put bird netting over your larger and more susceptible plants.
Plant Deer-resistant VarietiesHerbs, some conifers, and many flowers are some of the best deer-resistant plants. More fragrant plants will often deter predation. Planting just a few deer-resistant plants will limit grazing of your other plants. Remember, "deer-resistant" does not mean deer-proof. A hungry animal will eat just about anything.
Having a dog In the FamilyOwning a dog, especially a big dog will almost always keep deer from approaching your home. Just the scent of the dog will keep most deer away, and if your dog lives outside you will probably never see any deer.
For most gardeners, it is a combination of different solutions that works best. Every gardener has to find the solution that works best in their garden.
‘Helmond Pillar’ grows 6 to 8 feet tall and only 1 to 2 feet wide. Space 1 to 2 feet apart for a solid hedge or 3 to 4 feet apart for a columnar effect.
For hedge use, set plants in a single row, 15 to 18 inches apart (growth rate will be uniform), in full sun or part shade. Full sun will encourage best autumn color and a good display of fruit. Not fussy about soil, it will tolerate any type from sandy to loamy clay – but, for best results, add decomposed organic matter before planting.
Mulch after planting and thereafter each spring for at least the first two years. During that time, while plants are becoming established, water thoroughly during periods of drought. Prune as needed to maintain desired size; this should be done immediately after flowering, otherwise, no pruning is necessary.
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