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Mahonia bealei
USDA Hardiness Zones: 5a to 8b
Leatherleaf mahonia is a unique plant with sprays of gray-green, hollylike leaves that extend from the stems in distinct horizontal layers. Clusters of fragrant yellow flowers occur in the winter, later maturing into grapelike fruits that birds love. Plants can be pruned back to encourage new growth at the base.
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Woody Ornamentals - Evergreen - Broadleaf
Growth Size:   Tall Shrub - 6 to 10 feet tall, 4 to 5 feet wide
Growth Habit:   Upright
Features:   Bold Texture-Shape, Year Round Color and Interest, Winter Interest
Deer Resistant, Dry Shade
Attracts:   Pollinators
Garden Ideas:   
Shade
Flower features:    Showy Flowers
Spikes of bright yellow flowers in winter that bloom in winter
Fruit & seed features:    Blueberry like that will ripen in spring through summer
Foliage type and color:    Evergreen, Dark Green
Landscape Uses:    Screen, Grouping, Foundation
Accent, Border
Leatherleaf Mahonia is a Low maintenance plant
Growth Size:   Tall Shrub - 6 to 10 feet tall, 4 to 5 feet wide
Growth Rate:   Slow
Spacing:   4-8 ft apart
Exposure:   Partial Shade to Full Shade
Watering:   Moderate
Soil Types:   Adaptable to pH   Moist, well-drained   Enriched with organic matter
General Plant Care:    Care for your shrubs includes monitoring for pests and diseases, periodically checking soil moisture, and providing fertilizer as needed. In general, plants that have sufficient water and the correct amount of fertilizer tend to not have as many pest and disease problems. Water new plants weekly during the growing season in the first year, and as needed after that.
General Planting Tips:    Choose a site suited to your plant's light, soil, and space needs. Dig a hole twice as wide but no deeper than the container. Remove plant from container and loosen roots slightly. Place the plant in the hole. If using slow-release (coated) fertilizer, you may add it according to package directions at this time. Add soil back to the hole, ensuring the top of the soil from the container is even with the surrounding soil. Water well, and add more soil if needed. Add 2-3 inches of mulch around plant, taking care to keep away from stem or trunk. See our FAQ page for more details on Mulching.
General Fertilizing Tips:    Use a general purpose fertilizer as indicated by a soil test and package instructions.
General Pruning suggestions:    Not usually needed, best left unpruned
USDA Hardiness Zones: 5a to 8b

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