- Common Name(s):
- Leatherleaf mahonia
Drought tolerant and moderately salt tolerant; color will bleach out if grown in full sun. Moderately weedy species.
Wildlife Value: Flowers attract bees and fruit attracts birds. This plant is mildly resistant to damage by deer.
- 4-8 ft.
- Alternate, compound pinnate, leathery dark green to blue-green leaves; 1-2 feet long; 9-13 leaflets with 5-7 spines on each
- 3-6 in. raceme of bright yellow flowers in winter; fragrant; bright blue fruit in summer
- Partial shade; prefers moist, well-drained, acidic soil but tolerates heavy clay; avoid harsh winds; good in wooded setting
- Informal multi-stemmed shrub; irregular; strong upright stems with limited branching
- 4-6 ft.
NCCES plant id: 1669