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Alloberberis trifoliolata (Agarita)

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Synonym: Mahonia trifoliata.

Agarita tells a story of resilient beauty. Its leaves have hues of green and blue but are very prickly, so the agarita is best planted away from high-traffic areas. In the spring, it produces small yellow flowers, followed by red berries. The berries are edible and quite delicious – sweet yet tart if allowed to ripen.

Agarita may look modest at first, even rough, but give it time and it will grow to an impressive shrub that anchors the space. Its flexible nature gives us choice in its use in the garden, and it is one of the few Texas native evergreens that are cherished by wildlife.

 

AT A GLANCE

Texas native Yes
Water use Low
Sun exposure Full sun to part sun
Bloom color Yellow
Bloom time Spring
Mature height 4-5 ft
Mature spread 4-6 ft
Evergreen Yes
Attracts Birds, bees
Edible Yes, berries
Deer resistant Yes

 

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 Present in state
 Present in county and native
 Native to North America, but adventive & escaped in state         
 Not present in state
 Present and rare, native in county
 Previously present, now extinct
 Questionable presence (cross-hatched, regardless of color)         

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