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Berberis fremontii

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
BUR-bur-is free-MON-tee-eye
Description

Fremont Barberry is an decidous shrub in the barberry family that is native to the slopes and grasslands of the southwestern U.S.A. and Mexico.  Plant in full sun in well-drained soils.  

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Tags:
#perennial#native shrub#slopes#long bloom time#evergreen shrub#spiny#gray green leaves
 
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Tags:
#perennial#native shrub#slopes#long bloom time#evergreen shrub#spiny#gray green leaves
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Berberis
    Species:
    fremontii
    Family:
    Berberidaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Woody
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Leaf Cutting
    Seed
    Stem Cutting
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Southwestern U.S.A., Mexico
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Appendage:
    Spines
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil pH:
    Alkaline (>8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Black
    Gold/Yellow
    Purple/Lavender
    Red/Burgundy
    Fruit Type:
    Berry
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Long Bloom Season
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Petals:
    6 petals/rays
    Flower Description:
    6 petaled yellow flowers
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Blue
    Green
    Purple/Lavender
    Leaf Feel:
    Leathery
    Prickly
    Smooth
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Long-lasting
    Leaf Type:
    Compound (Pinnately , Bipinnately, Palmately)
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Margin:
    Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Pinnately compound alternate drab gray-green leathery leaves with wavy spine-tiped margins with teeth base truncate and tip acute.
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Dark Brown
    Dark Gray
    Red/Burgundy
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Hedge
    Security
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Drought
    Problems:
    Spines/Thorns