Berberis trifoliolata is a small to medium size coarse textured evergreen shrub. Agarito is valued for its holly-like leaflets, late winter to early spring yellow flowers and red summer fruit. It is an effective barrier plant for adverse sites. Fits well with naturalized landscapes.
Plant Habit or Use:
Shrub, small shrub, medium shrub
sun, partial sun
Aboundant small yellow fragrant flowers in late winter to early spring.
Summer to fall red berries, moderately attractive
3 ft to 5 ft, rarely 8 ft
3 ft to 6 ft
Explanation of the Earth–Kind® Index breakdown
- Heat Tolerance: High Heat Tolerance
- Water Requirements: Low Water Use
- Soil Requirements: Low Soil Requirements
- Pest Tolerance: High Pest Resistance
- Fertility Requirements: Low Fertility Requirements
USDA Hardiness Zones:
7, 8, 9
Regions that intersect these hardiness zones:
Click image for enlarged map of USDA Hardiness Zones
Region A - Panhandle and High Plains• Region B - North and Central Texas• Region C - Northeast and East Texas• Region D - West Texas• Region E - Upper Rio Grande• Region F - Hill Country and Central Coast• Region G - Southeast Texas• Region H - Rio Grande Valley
One of best native Berberis / Mahonia for use on neutral to alkaline soils. Needs well drained soils, reportedly tolerant of cotton root rot.