'Helmond Pillar' is a slow-growing cultivar with an upright habit, eventually reaching 1.5m in height. Small yellow flowers are borne in late spring, followed by red berries in the autumn; often persisting into winter. Foliage is brownish-red and deciduous; autumn leaf fall exposes the brown, thorny stems.
It's totally hardy and thrives in any soil in sun/part shade. There is little if any pruning required. Provides height without spread.
Tip: looks great with silver leaf plants or to break up low borders.