Mahonia bealei

Leatherleaf Mahonia

These easy-to-grow, cold-hardy shrubs are grown for their compound leaves edged with spiny teeth which look good all year. Their spiky clusters of fragrant, yellow flowers develop into blue-black fruit which attracts birds. Some are drought-tolerant and have reddish to purplish fall color. Start by seed or cuttings.
Mahonia bealei, Leatherleaf Mahonia
Its leathery, horizontal leaves have spiny tips and edges. Lemon-yellow flowers bloom in spring, followed y light blue berries. Leaves do not show much fall color.

Attributes - Mahonia bealei

Plant Type: Shrub

Bloom Season: Early Spring

Flower Color: Yellow

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 10 ft. to 12 ft.

Width: 8 ft.

Sunlight: Partial Sun, Shade

Climate: Zones 7, 8, 9

Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil. Fragrant, Low Maintenance. Susceptible to Aphids.

Related Plants

Mahonia 'Golden Abundance', Mahonia aquifolium, Mahonia pinnata 'Ken Hartman'
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