5 years to reach maturity
This plant has a mild fragrance
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Chinese Mahonia Overview
Berberis fortunei was historically better known by the name Mahonia fortunei and it is often still sold under this name. It is known commonly by the names Holly Grape, Fortune's Mahonia or Chinese Mahonia, referencing the plants origin. It is an evergreen shrub species from the Berberidaceae family, originating from China and Taiwan. Grown more for the spiny, holly-like foliage over the bright yellow flowers. Flowers lead onto clusters of blue-black, berry fruits. This plant can reach up to 4m in height and spread, it has an upright and spreading habit.