Plant of the Month- Agarita

Sep 25, 2016 | Growing Tips

Agarita (Berberis trifoliolata)

Agarita is a plant native to New Mexico, Texas and Northern Mexico Agarita is low maintenance, drought tolerant, evergreen, and hardy to 15 degrees F. It is adaptable to other soils as long as they are well-drained. It forms its best shape in full sun, but will grow in light shade. These shrubs are best planted in the fall, bloom in the spring and offer their berries for making delicious jelly in the fall.

Plant Habit or Use: medium shrub

Exposure: sun and partial sun

Flower Color: yellow

Blooming Period: spring

USDA Hardiness Zone: 6

Fruit Characteristics: red berry

Height: to 6 feet

Width: to 6 feet

Plant Character: evergreen

Heat Tolerance: very high

Water Requirements:

Soil Requirements: alkaline adaptable

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