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Berberis pinnata 'Ken Hartman'

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Berberis pinnata 'Ken Hartman'
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Berberis pinnata 'Ken Hartman'
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Berberis pinnata 'Ken Hartman'

Botanical Name: Berberis pinnata 'Ken Hartman'
Common Name: Ken Hartman California Barberry

Beautiful flowers and bright fall foliage. Blue berries are edible and are loved by birds. Excellent ornamental barrier plant. Tough, local variety to the San Gabriel Mountains. Roots of some species may be mildly toxic.

Plant Family: Berberidaceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 5' H x 6' W
Growth Habit: Upright, dense, spreading
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Moderate
Sun Exposure: Part sun to shade
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to occasional
Cold Hardy to: 15 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Yellow
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: Selected for the garden
Natural Habitat: Rocky slopes, coniferous forest, oak woodland below 4,000'

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  • Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. California Native Plants for the Garden. Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.
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