Plant family: Berberidaceae - Barberry
Plant type: Shrub
Plant origin: N/A, California, Hybrid
Clay, Decomposed Granite
Edible , Hedges and Screens, Tolerant of Clay Soil, Tolerates Hard Frost
Bright clusters of golden flowers adorn this medium shrub in spring, followed by edible dark blue autumn berries that look like grapes. New foliage grows in a coppery red color and turns green as it matures. The leaves resemble holly and so this dense shrub provides interest in every season. Use it as a low screen or informal hedge or in a border mixed with other native perennials.
Hybrid, F2; origin = seedling (1962) M. piperiana x (M.aquifolium x amplectans); intro Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden 1964.
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