Berberis aquifolium var. aquifolium
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Botanical Name: Berberis aquifolium var. aquifolium
Common Name: Oregon Grape
- Excellent hedge or specimen for shady area. Showy yellow flowers. Birds love the berries, which are edible. Leaves show off fall colors in purple, red and orange. Roots of some species may be mildly toxic.
- Plant Family: Berberidaceae
- Plant Type: Shrub
- Height by Width: 6' H x 6' W
- Growth Habit: Upright, urn-shaped
- Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
- Growth Rate: Slow
- Sun Exposure: Coast: full sun; Inland: part shade
- Soil Preference: Adaptable
- Water Requirements: Infrequent to occasional
- Cold Hardy to: 15 degrees F
- Flower Season: Spring
- Flower Color: Yellow
- Endangered?: Not listed
- Distribution: California Floristic Province, Modoc Plateau
- Natural Habitat: Slopes, canyons, coniferous forests, oak woodlands, chaparral below 6,500'
- Care and Maintenance
- Other Names
- Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. California Native Plants for the Garden. Los Olivos, California: Cachuma Press. 2005.