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Mahonia fortunei

Common Name(s):
Chinese mahonia
Category:
Shrubs
Comment:

Drought tolerant; the least hardy mahonia

Height:
5-6 ft.
Foliage:
6-10 in. alternate, pinnately compound dark green leaves; 5-9 leaflets; 5-15 spiny teeth on each margin; fern-like teeth on each margin; fern-like texture
Flower:
2-3 in. erect raceme of yellow flowers in late summer; normally does not develop fruit
Zones:
8 to 9
Habit:
Evergreen
Site:
Partial shade; moist, well-drained, acidic soil; avoid hot, dry sites and harsh winds
Texture:
Coarse
Form:
Compact dense
Width:
5-6 ft.
Tags:
evergreen

NCCES plant id: 1670

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Mahonia fortunei Mahonia fortunei
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