Agarita, Currant-of-Texas, Algertia Berberis trifoliolata - Mahonia trifoliata, Alloberberis trifoliolata

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Botanical Name:

Berberis trifoliolata







Common Name:

Agarita, Currant-of-Texas, Algertia

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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: None required, but a cold stratification of 3 weeks improves germination.
Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil.
Other: Germinates in 1 - 6 months at 20°C.
Short description:
Physical Characteristics : An evergreen Shrub growing to 2 m (6ft 7in). It is hardy to zone 7 and is not frost tender. It is in leaf 12-Jan It is in flower from Apr to May. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Bees.It is noted for attracting wildlife. The plant prefers light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and requires well-drained soil.The plant prefers acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils..It cannot grow in the shade.It requires dry or moist soil.
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Agarita ( Mahonia trifoliolata ) is a rounded evergreen shrub in the family Berberidaceae . It is also called Agrito , Algerita , Currant-of-Texas , Wild Currant , or Chaparral Berry . Several authorities argue that this species should be included in the genus Berberis because it is able to hybridize with Berberis species.
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