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
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 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.