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Mahonia bealei

Leatherleaf mahonia, Beale's barberry (Mahonia bealei) Leatherleaf mahonia  is a thick shrub with a formal feel. Its stiff, green-blue foliage looks something like holly foliage, and in spring, airy clusters of tiny, golden yellow flowers appear. These are followed in fall by inky blue berries. Consider this plant for a a mixed-shrub foundation planting, or use it as a hedge plant. -Nellie Neal, Regional Picks: Southeast, Fine Gardening issue #127 Care:  Moist, rich, well-drained soil. Propagation:  From cuttings or seed.


Height 3 ft. to 6 ft. Spread 3 ft. to 6 ft. Growth Pace Invasive/Aggressive Grower, Moderate Grower Light Part Shade Only Characteristics Attracts Song Birds, Fragrant Flowers, Showy Fruit Bloom Time Early Spring, Spring Flower Color Yellow Foliage Color Evergreen Uses Beds and Borders, Foundation Plantings, Container, Indoor Plant Style Foliage Seasonal Interest Spring Interest Tolerance Deer Tolerant, Drought Tolerant Type Shrubs

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