Mahonia trifoliolata
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Mahonia trifoliolata

Mexican barberry

  family berberidaceae 
  genus mahonia 

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Genus  Mahonia Species  trifoliolata Variety  Cultivar  Common names  Mexican barberry Family  BERBERIDACEAE Specimen number  S2629 Data source  GrUnFr p258
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Various Life span    Annual cycle  Evergreen Stature  Shrub Growth form  Various Growth habit  Not applicable Overall height  8' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Various Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  Not classified AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes 
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  The berries are 1/4 inch round or oblong, black colored skin with a light colored bloom, hanging in grape-like clusters. It has slightly acidic soft flesh. Mahonia trifoliolata is most often used in jelly.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Seed   Suckers   Cutting Pollination method  Self fertile Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  yes Culinary uses  Jelly Nutritional value  Edible parts  Berries Description of edible parts 1/4 inch round or oblong, black colored skin with a light colored bloom, hanging in grape-like clusters Flavor / texture  has slightly acidic soft flesh
Horticulture notes  No special fertilization is necessary for Mahonia trifoliolata to produce fruit. Mexican barberry is often propagated by seed or using a sucker or using a cutting. This plant most likely originates from Mexico and Texas.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Mahonia trifoliolata is evergreen.

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