Agarita Details


  • Also Known As: Agarito
  • Botanical Name: Berberis trifoliolata
  • Plant Type: Shrub
  • Light Requirement: Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Water Demand: Very Low
  • Landscape Use: Screen - Physical (e.g., barriers), Hedge, Deer Resistant, Salt Tolerant, Border - Mixed
  • Ornamental Value: Yellow Flowers, Red Fruit
  • Native/Adapted: Native
  • Wildlife Value: Birds, Butterflies
  • Season: Spring
  • Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
  • Plant Form: Upright
  • Plant Spread: 3'-4'
  • Plant Height: 4'-5'


Agarita blooms very early in the spring with fragrant yellow flowers. It produces bright red fruit from May through July that birds eat. The fruit can also be made into jelly.

Shrub Care Guide