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Berberis trifoliolata

Details & Attributes

Plant Type(s) Shrub
Native to Arizona Yes!
Water Needs Low
Sun Full sun, partial shade
Pollinators Butterflies, bees
Has Spines Yes
In relative feet, width by height
5-8' × 4-6'
Flowering Season February-May
Flower Color Yellow
Minimum Temperature Range -20 °F
Leaf Description Compound with holly like spines
Fruit Red or purple berries
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Description Mostly found in the Chihuahuan desert, but known from a few localities in southeastern Arizona. This plant is similar to Berberis haematocarpa but the leaves are distinctly 3-lobed. The flowers can be prolific and showy in the springtime, and the berries are fantastic for attracting birds and mammals to a garden. This is a cold hardy species which could be grown north of its natural range in Arizona