Similar to Oregon grape (Mahonia aquifolium) but leaves are more crinkly and spiny. New growth often shows lots of red and orange. Grows upright to 6 ft. or more, particularly in ideal coastal sites. Handles drought better than the Oregon grape. Tolerates sun to shade. Best with a little shade in hot areas. Fruits eaten by robins, finches and towhees. The flowers have nectar for hummingbirds and bees. Deer resistant.
Berberis (Mahonia) pinnata 'Ken Hartman'
California barberry, shiny leaf mahonia
Call to confirm current supply. Availability as of April 1, 2020:
Sorry; this plant is out of stock at present.