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COMMON NAME:  Desert Holly

BOTANICAL NAME:  Berberis trifoliolata

PRONUNCIATION:  BER-ber-is try-fole-ee-o-LAY-tuh   

TYPE:  Evergreen

LOCATION:  Sun / Shade

HEIGHT:  3-6 feet

SPREAD:  3-6 feet
SPACING:  3 feet

HABIT:  Spiny leaves always in threes. Yellow flowers in spring. Red berries in May. Irregular branching pattern which is more open in shade, tighter in full sun. Native Central and West Texas to Mexico.

CULTURE:  Easy to grow in any well-drained soil, drought tolerant.

USES:  Evergreen border, boundary, or background plant.


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