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Red Barberry, Desert Barberry
Scientific Name: Berberis haematocarpa Wooton
Synonym: Mahonia haematocarpa, Berberis nevinii var. haematocarpa
Family: Berberidaceae
Red Barberry, Desert Barberry (Berberis  haematocarpa) Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 1-13
USDA: 8-11

Sun Exposure: Full sun, light shade

Origin: Southwestern USA, northwestern Mexico, at 3000 to 7000 feet elevation (900-2100 m)

Growth Habits: Shrub, slowly growing up to 6 to 8 feet tall (1.8-2.4 m), 6 feet spread (1.8 m); holly-like leaves

Watering Needs: Little to moderate water when established, needs good drainage


Red Barberry, Desert Barberry (Berberis  haematocarpa)

Red Barberry, Desert Barberry (Berberis  haematocarpa)

Blooming Habits:
Abundant yellow flowers in spring, followed by edible deep pink to red, juicy berries

Fruiting Habits:

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