Mahonia haematocarpa (Woot.) Fedde
Red barberry, Algerita, Red Oregon-grape
Berberidaceae (Barberry Family)
Synonym(s): Berberis haematocarpa
USDA Symbol: maha4
A fragrant, roundish shrub, 3-8 ft. with stiff, erect branches, showy yellow flowers, green, prickly foliage purplish-red berries.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Fruit: Purplish red 5-8 mm
Size Class: 6-12 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun
DistributionUSA: AZ , CA , CO , NM , NV , TX
Native Distribution: E. Mohave Desert to w. TX & n. Mex.
Native Habitat: Grasslands; rocky slopes; mountain canyons
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low , Medium
Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Dry, rocky soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden - Santa Barbara, CA
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department - Austin, TX
BibliographyBibref 995 - Native Landscaping from El Paso to L.A. (2000) Wasowski, S. and A. Wasowski
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Mahonia haematocarpa in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Mahonia haematocarpa in the Flora of North America (if available)
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MetadataRecord Modified: 2009-02-20
Research By: TWC Staff