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Wasowski, Sally and Andy
Mahonia haematocarpa (Woot.) Fedde
Red barberry, Algerita, Red Oregon-grape
Synonyms: Berberis haematocarpa
USDA Symbol: MAHA4
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
A fragrant, roundish shrub, 3-8 ft. with stiff, erect branches, showy yellow flowers, green, prickly foliage purplish-red berries.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Shrub Flower:
Purplish red 5-8 mm Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun
AZ , CA , CO , NM , NV , TX Native Distribution:
E. Mohave Desert to w. TX & n. Mex. Native Habitat:
Grasslands; rocky slopes; mountain canyons USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low , Medium
Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Dry, rocky soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
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Record Modified: 2009-02-20
Research By: TWC Staff