• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Partial Sun
    Partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Average Landscape Size
    Moderate grower to 6 to 10 ft. tall, 4 to 5 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Key Feature
    Year-round Interest
    Blooms:
    Flowering Time
    Early spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:ma-HOH-nee-a BEE-le-eye
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate grower to 6 to 10 ft. tall, 4 to 5 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Early spring
    Flower color:Yellow
    Flower attributesFragrant
    Design IdeasThis Mahonia is less suited to Western native landscapes because of its unique, exotic character. Its fall color and tall growth have made it a favorite for Asian-inspired garden themes. A fine single specimen near rocks and waterfalls. Gang them under the high canopies of conifer or broadleaf shade trees. Or, use as foundation planting on those difficult northern exposures. A good plant for shaded courtyards and around recessed entries. Can be clipped to fit gracefully into the most difficult spaces. Also makes a reliable dense hedge with seasonal offerings of flowers, berries and fall color.
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, shear annually to shape.Pruning time: spring after flowering.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Partial Sun
    Partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.