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Red Oregon-Grape

Berberis haematocarpa

Details & Attributes


Plant Type(s) Shrub, perennial
Native to Arizona Yes!
Water Needs Low
Sun Full sun, partial shade
Pollinators Butterflies, Bees
Has Spines Yes
Size
In relative feet, width by height
8 × 6
Freeze Tolerant No
Flowering Season February-June
Flower Color Yellow
Minimum Temperature Range 0 °F
Leaf Description Compound with holly like spines
Fruit Red or purple berries
Longevity
In years
20
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Elevation Range 3000-7500 ft.
Ethnobotany Roots and stems were used as an antimicrobial and digestive aid. Delicious jelly can be made from the berries.
Description This fairly large, evergreen shrubs acts as a good visual barrier or focal point for a landscape. The berries are attractive to a variety of bird species. This plant can be intermixed with mesquite (Prosopis velutina), hackberry (Celtis pallida), and Aloysia (Aloysia spp.) in a bird friendly garden.