Berberis haematocarpa, Woot. with the common names red barberry, red Mexican barbery, Colorado barberry and Mexican barberry, is a species in the Barberry family in southwestern North America. It is also sometimes called algerita, but that name is more often applied to its relative, Mahonia trifoliolata.

Common Name: Algerita

Botanical Name: Berberis haematocarpa

Watering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

Botanical Pronunciation:BUR-bur-is thun-BER-jee-eye

Plant type:Shrub


Growth habit:Rounded

Growth rate:Slow

Average landscape size:Slowly reaches 1 1/2 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.

Special features:Dramatic Foliage Color, Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Tolerates Road Salt, Tolerates Urban Pollution

Foliage color:Red

Blooms:Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.

Garden styleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage, Rustic

Companion PlantsBoxwood (Buxus); False Cypress (Chamaecyparis); Potentilla (Potentilla); Spirea (Spiraea); Weigela (Weigela)