Berberis (Mahonia) nevinii
Berberis (Mahonia) nevinii

Berberis (Mahonia) nevinii


Nevin's Barberry

An evergreen shrub that grows slowly to about six feet tall and wide.  In March and April fragrant yellow flower spikes that are two inches long bloom.  It's foliage is a blue-gray-green with brown-red stems and yellow 1/10"spines on the leaf margins. 

Plant with: Chamise (Adenostema fasciculatum), Manzanita (Arctostaphylos species), Ceanothus speciesBush Poppy (Dendromecon rigida), Bladderpod (Peritoma arborea), Mountain Mahogany (Cercocarpus species), Sages (Salvia species)

Plant in full sun to light shade

- Best in well-drained clay soil

- Water twice a month once established

- Deer resistant

- Attracts birds, bees, and butterflies

- Hardy up to 15 degrees

-Native to California