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botanical name:
Mahonia flavida
Mahonia flavida © Deeproot Plant Base
synonyms:  Mahonia mairei
family:  Berberidaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen, scented/aromatic
height: 3.00m
width: 3.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: yellow
fruit colour: black
stem/bark: brown
main season: Autumn
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-alkaline
minimum temp: -5°C
USDA zone: 8 to 10
description:
Large prickly shrub with erect branches and long pinnate leaves with toothed, dark green leaflets. Large dense clusters of fragrant yellow flowers produced late autumn to winter. Blue-black berries later. Deeply fissured bark on older stems.

cultivation:
Well drained soil in sun or part shade. Not very frost hardy and best in mild areas.

propagation:
From seed or by separation of suckers

other notes:
Native to southern China. Rare in cultivation.

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