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'JC Raulston' Mahonia Mahonia 'JC Raulston'

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Description

A spectacular hybrid between two North American congeners: M. aquifolium ‘Golden Abundance’ and its rare Mexican counterpart, M. lanceolata (Odostemon lanceolatus, Berberis lanceolata). The result is a cold hardy, medium-sized shrub, with billowy plumes of golden flowers in late winter. This hybrid picked up its cold hardiness and smaller stature from its Occidentale mother and its Danza de los Voladores flair and tough constitution from its Mexicanum father.

Brilliant flowers are borne on 12″ long panicles. Cold hardy to USDA zone 6. Single-node cuttings root readily from firm wood with moderate auxin treatment. Does not reseed and is highly infertile. Developed at NC State University, this plant was named in honor of the late Dr. J.C. Raulston, the first director of the NC State University Arboretum (now the JC Raulston Arboretum). Dr. Raulston had a keen interest in both Mahonia and Mexican flora, so it is particularly fitting to name this plant after him. In further honor of J.C.’s legacy of sharing plants, please pass it along freely.
 

Cultivars:
  • 'JC Raulston'
Tags:
#hardy
Cultivars:
  • 'JC Raulston'
Tags:
#hardy
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Mahonia
    Family:
    Berberidaceae
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Stem Cutting
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    North Carolina
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Available Space To Plant:
    6-feet-12 feet
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Panicle
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Winter
  • Leaves:
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No