Mahonia japonica 'Bealei'Item #6090 USDA Hardiness Zone: 5 - 8
Attractive erect shrub holds terminal clusters of fragrant yellow blooms followed by powder-blue to black grape-like fruit clusters. Spiny leaves make a fine barrier plant or specimen. Evergreen.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial sunWatering Needs:Once established, needs only occasional watering.Average Landscape Size:Moderate grower to 6 to 10 ft. tall, 4 to 5 ft. wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:ma-HOH-nee-a BEE-le-eyePlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate grower to 6 to 10 ft. tall, 4 to 5 ft. wide.Special features:Deer Resistant, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, Ornamental Berries, Waterwise, Year-round InterestFoliage color:GreenBlooms:Early SpringFlower color:YellowFlower attributesFragrantDesign 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.Companion PlantsMagnolia (Magnolia); Lily of the Valley (Pieris); Viburnum (Viburnum); Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Mountain Laurel (Kalmia)
- CareCare InformationFollow 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:Partial sunWatering Needs:Once established, needs only occasional watering.