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Glendale Public Library
Xeriscape Demonstration Garden Information Sheet

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Berberis haematocarpa-Red Barberry 

Large evergreen shrub 6-8' tall by 6' wide. Slow grower. Leaves are compound with holly like leaves. Flowers yellow spring and abundant followed by bright pink to red juicy edible berries. Full sun or partial shade. Each leaf is divided into 5 gray parts. Native upper edges of desert in West 3-7000'. Usually at higher elevations but grows in low desert with some moisture. Cold hardy and soil tolerant if well drained.

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