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Mahonia japonica 'Bealei Group'
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synonyms: Mahonia bealei, Mahonia 'Bealei', Mahonia japonica 'Bealei', Berberis bealei
shrub, evergreen, scented/aromatic
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: blue-green
flower colour: yellow
fruit colour: blue
main season: Winter
full sun, part shade, shade
dry soil, moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -15°C
USDA zone: 7 to 9
Robust prickly evergreen, blue-green, pinnate leaves with broad, sharply toothed leaflets. Short racemes of fragrant, pale yellow flowers in winter followed by purple-blue berries.
Unfussy and adaptable. Prefers reasonably fertile, moist, well drained soil in part or full shade.
Good for winter interest in woodland gardens.
PHS Gold Medal