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x Mahoberberis aquisargentii

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Description

A bi-generic hybrid of Mahonia aquifolia x Berberis sargentii. Even though this plant can grow in colder climates it will only bloom or set fruit in longer warm climate areas. It is a shrub that grows 6 ft tall and wide. It carriers traits of both parents and has 3 types of evergreen of leaves. The yellow flowers appear in late winter to early spring.

This plant prefers partial to full shade and moist well-drained soils. Plant in a woodland setting.

 

 

 

Insect Pests, Disease, or Other Plant Problems: powdery mildew and the beberis sawfly

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#sun#yellow#full sun#partial shade#shrub#deep shade#yellow flowers#dappled shade#hedges#bushy#spiny leaves
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#sun#yellow#full sun#partial shade#shrub#deep shade#yellow flowers#dappled shade#hedges#bushy#spiny leaves
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    x Mahoberberis
    Species:
    aquisargentii
    Family:
    Berberidaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Asia, Europe
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    rust
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Multi-stemmed
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Coarse
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Dappled Sunlight (Shade through upper canopy all day)
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Alkaline (>8.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Black
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Fruit Type:
    Berry
    Fruit Description:
    Fruits do not always appear, but if they do appear, it will be berries that are black.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Winter
    Flower Description:
    Yellow flowers (in tight clusters) generally bloom from late winter to early spring (January - March). Flowers are small. Flowers only in areas with long warm summers.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Leathery
    Leaf Type:
    Compound (Pinnately , Bipinnately, Palmately)
    Simple
    Leaf Shape:
    Elliptical
    Leaf Margin:
    Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Width:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Three types of leaves. Leaves on strong shoots sessile, trifoliolate, the terminal leaflet longest, 23⁄4 to 31⁄4 in. long, very thick and rigid, glossy above, armed on each side with mostly five or six long spine-pointed teeth, apex narrowly acute, also terminated by a spine. Lateral leaflets much smaller. The leaves of the second kind are borne in the axils of the first kind. They are thinner, shortly stalked, oblong-elliptic, 21⁄2 to 31⁄4 in. long, veiny and slightly glossy above, edged on each side with many fine, closely set, spiny teeth and are mostly simple. Leaves of intermediate form also, which are more coarsely toothed, spinier and glossier above than in the second type.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Woodland
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Hedge
    Screen/Privacy
    Security