‘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