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Berberis (or Mahonia) trifoliolata (Agarita, Texas)

Agarita, Texas

Berberis (or Mahonia) trifoliolata

Small Texas native shrub that makes an excellent border or barrier plant due to the sharply pointed tri-leaflet leaves. The branches are stiff and spread out in every direction, reaching no more than several feet, easily forming small thickets.


Clusters of fragrant yellow flowers appear in the late winter, lasting until spring and are quite attractive against the gray-green holy-like leaves. They are followed by orange-red drupe fruits that wildlife seek out. They are easily harvested by pushing a sheet under the branches and lightly striking the bush with a broom; they are used to make jelly.


If given good drainage, Agarita can adapt to any soil type, and is naturally heat and drought tolerant. 

Xeriscape
Wildlife Plant

Flower Color:

Yellow

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Height

7- Feet

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Spread

7- Feet

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance Tips for Berberis (or Mahonia) trifoliolata

Interesting Notes

Edible Fruits


USDA Hardiness Zone 7b

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Item Description
AGA-TEX-05 AGARITA, TEXAS

Characteristics & Attributes

Deer Tolerance
High
Exposure
Full Sun
Habit
Evergreen
Water Needs
Low