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Berberis haematocarpa

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Berberis haematocarpa
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Berberis haematocarpa
Berberis haematocarpa
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Berberis haematocarpa
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Berberis haematocarpa

Botanical Name: Berberis haematocarpa
Common Name: Red Barberry or Desert Barberry

Grey-green holly-like leaves and red summer berries make this a great barrier plant and garden specimen. Needs good drainage. Roots of some species may be mildly toxic.

Plant Family: Berberidaceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 6-8' H x 6' W
Growth Habit: Shrub
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Slow
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to occasional
Cold Hardy to: 5000'
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Yellow
Endangered?:
Distribution: East and south Mojave
Natural Habitat: Rocky slopes, pinyon/junper woodland

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