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Mahonia japonica (Mahonia, Leather Leaf)

Mahonia, Leather Leaf

Mahonia japonica 'Bealei'

Native to China, leatherleaf mahonia is an evergreen clumping shrub with multiple upright branches and a loose growing habit. Leaves are pinnately compound, whorled around the stem with spined hollylike leaflets.

Fragrant yellow flowers appear in late winter on erect racemes, forming clusters of green berries in spring turning blueish-black in summer, providing food for wildlife.

Mahonia prefers to be grown in shaded areas, flowering best when giving partial shade.  It also appreciates regular watering in well-drained soils. Regular pruning of the taller stems helps regulate the irregular growth pattern and maintain a uniform shape. 

Understory
Foundation
Shade shrub

Flower Color:

Yellow

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Height

6-8 Feet

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Spread

3-4 Feet

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance Tips for Mahonia japonica 'Bealei'

Interesting Notes


USDA Hardiness Zone 6a

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Item Description
MAH-LEA-05 MAHONIA, LEATHER LEAF MAHONIA

Characteristics & Attributes

Deer Tolerance
High
Exposure
Part Shade to Full Shade
Habit
Evergreen
Water Needs
Medium