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Sunjoy® Tangelo Berberis

Sunjoy® Tangelo Berberis

thunbergii 'O'Byrne' PP#26,546

Item # 34967

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Plant Patent Applied For. Cultivar name: 'O'Byrne'

The Berberis Sunjoy® has a unique look, and each beautiful orange leaf offers a contrasting light green edge. The bright colors last from the beginning of spring until the first frost in autumn. This unique foliage is burn-resistant and attracts several varieties of songbird. Even though the Sunjoy® attracts these birds, it's deer-resistant, so you won't have to worry about deer coming by and looking for a snack! The Sunjoy® Tangelo even grows well in urban environments, you don't need to live in the country to enjoy them. These plants make excellent borders, or you can add one or two of them to simply add beauty to your yard! The Berberis Sunjoy® Tangelo stands up to five feet high, but it can be pruned during the summer. Unless you want to prune, it requires very little trimming. It grows best in full sun and in well-drained soil. It is also resistant to drought. This hardy, colorful shrub is best suited for planting zones 4-8. Please note that we cannot ship Berberis Sunjoy® Tangelo to Canada, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Hawaii, Guam, Puerto Rico, or the Virgin Islands.

Deer Resistant Trees

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 hungry animals.

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.

Electric Fences
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 Varieties

Herbs, 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 Family

Dogs Keep Deer Away Owning 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.

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‘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.


Zones 4-8

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