Narihira Mahonia

Mahonia confusa 'Narihira'

A handsome, carefree evergreen shrub with dense, spineless, threadleaf foliage on an upright, bushy form. The soft, narrow, dark green leaflets create a fern-like appearance. Bright yellow flower spikes appear in fall, followed by purple-blue berries. Use as a filler in borders and beds or as an accent. Tolerates dry shade in cooler climates.
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Filtered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun

Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.


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Botanical Pronunciationma-HOH-nee-a kon-FEW-suh
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeFall
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorYellow
Foliage ColorDark Green
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Rustic
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Special FeatureDense Habit, Easy Care, Ornamental Berries, Shade Loving, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Alkaline Soil, Tolerates Poor Soils, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsBarberry (Berberis); Lenten Rose (Helleborus); Yellow Twig Dogwood (Kornus sericea); Viburnum (Viburnum); Astilbe (Astilbe)

Thrives in moderately fertile, humus-rich, well-drained, evenly moist soil; tolerates sandy sites and clay. Shelter from drying winds and harsh sun in hot southern regions. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to develop an extensive root system. Fertilize in spring. Prune lightly after bloom for a more compact, bushy form.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-10

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