General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7a -17.8 °C (0 °F) to -15 °C (5 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 3 to 6 feet (.9-1.8 m)
Plant Spread: 3 to 5 feet (.9-1.5 m)
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Alpine Gardening
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Will Naturalize
Edible Parts: Fruit
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Stratify seeds: seeds require a cooling period prior to germination and are best planted in the Fall
Sow in situ
Can handle transplanting
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Bees

Common names
  • Agarita
  • Laredo Mahonia
  • Mexican Barberry
  • Laredo Oregon-Grape
  • Barberry
  • Chaparral Berry
  • Wild Currant
  • Currant-of-Texas
  • Algerita
  • Agarito
  • Trifoliate Barberry
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Alloberberis trifoliolata
  • Synonym: Berberis trifoliolata
  • Synonym: Odostemon trifoliolatus
  • Synonym: Mahonia trifoliolata

  • Posted by Mindy03 (Delta KY) on Jan 31, 2012 6:50 AM concerning plant:
    Honey bees get nectar and pollen from this plant. The honey is light amber in color.

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