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Mahonia bealei

This plant is an invasive species in North Carolina
Description

 

This is an informal, multi-stemmed shrub with irregular, strong upright stems that have limited branching.  It is drought- tolerant and moderately salt-tolerant, but is also considered invasive in the southeast.

The color will bleach out if this shrub is grown in full sun.  It prefers moist, well-drained, acidic soil but tolerates heavy clay. Harsh winds should be avoided.  

Cultivars:
Tags:
#bees#evergreen#birds#invasive#fragrant flowers#drought tolerant#wildlife plant#weedy#nectar plant#salt tolerant#cpp#deer resistant
Cultivars:
Tags:
#bees#evergreen#birds#invasive#fragrant flowers#drought tolerant#wildlife plant#weedy#nectar plant#salt tolerant#cpp#deer resistant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Mahonia
    Species:
    bealei
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Wildlife Value:
    Flowers attract bees and fruit attracts birds.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 4 ft. 0 in. - 8 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 4 ft. 0 in. - 6 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Multi-stemmed
    Texture:
    Coarse
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Blue
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Summer
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Raceme
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Winter
    Flower Size:
    3-6 inches
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Blue
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Leathery
    Leaf Type:
    Compound (Pinnately , Bipinnately, Palmately)
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Compound pinnate leaves are 1-2 feet long; 9-13 leaflets with 5-7 spines on each
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Coastal
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Winter Garden
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Songbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Salt
    Problems:
    Invasive Species
    Weedy