Berberis trifoliata /Mexican barberry

Berberis trifoliata  / Berberis trifoliata
Spiny-tipped leaves, red berries
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Spiny-tipped leaves, red berries

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Scientific Name: Berberis trifoliata
Common Name: Mexican barberry
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Bloom time: Winter
Flower color: Yellow
Fruit present: Spring, Summer
Fruit color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: Has medicinal uses. Flowers appear in February to April and are very fragrant. Edible fruit, attract birds and wildlife. This species has attractive lobed leaves. Provide full sunlight and a well drained soil.