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Kofa Mountain Barberry, Harrison's Barberry
Scientific Name: Berberis harrisoniana Kearney & Peebles
Family: Berberidaceae
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 9-10

Sun Exposure: Full sun to part shade

Origin: Sonoran desert: southwestern Arizona (Kofa and Ajo mountains), at 2500 to 3500 feet elevation (750-1000 m)

Growth Habits: Evergreen shrub up to 3 feet tall and wide (90 cm); stems not spiny; trifoliate holly-like leaves

Watering Needs: Low to moderate water, prefers moderately acid soils


Blooming Habits:
Yellow flowers, in rather dense raceme of 6 to 11 flowers, in late winter (January to March).

Fruiting Habits:
Small juicy fruit, 0.2 to 0.3 inch in diameter (5-7 mm), blue-black when ripe.

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