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A picture of a Mahonia


Mahonia spp.

Mahonia lomariifolia flores by Andel Früh (CC BY-SA 2.5)

Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy


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A green Mahonia plant in a garden
A photo of Mahonia
A photo of Mahonia
A photo of Mahonia
A photo of Mahonia

Mahonia Overview

Mahonia was a genus containing around 45 species of evergreen shrubs or small trees in the Berberidaceae family native to the Himalayas and Eastern Asia, and North and Central America. Several species are cultivated as garden ornamentals for their attractive leathery, pinnate, sometimes spiny leaves and clustered spikes of tiny usually yellow flowers often followed by blue-black berries. Many plants once known as Mahonia have recently been reclassified and are now included in the genus Berberis. These plants are often still bred and sold separately.

Special features of Mahonia

Attractive flowers

Attractive fruits

Attractive leaves

Garden Shrubs for Autumn and Winter interest

These evergreen shrubs are perfect additions to provide pollinators with shelter and food over the autumn and winter.

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Strawberry Tree

Arbutus unedo

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Plants for Summer Cuttings

Some of the many plants which you can take semi-ripe cuttings from in summer.

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