Scientific Name: Berberis haematoccarpa Common Name: Barberry Family:Berberidaceae, Barberry Family Duration: Perennial Size: Up to 12 feet or more. Growth Form: Shrub or subshrub; stiff erect branches. Leaves: Dull green; evergreen, simple or compound leaves, compound leaflets 3 to 5, spine-tipped teeth, petioles, simply leaves narrowly elliptic or oblanceolate, wavy and folded along midrib. Flower Color: Yellow; 3 or more flowers (5) from inflorescence in axis internodes, fruit reddish brown or red. Flowering Season: February to May.