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botanical name:
Mahonia japonica 'Bealei Group'
Mahonia japonica 'Bealei Group' © Deeproot Plant Base
synonyms:  Mahonia bealei, Mahonia 'Bealei', Mahonia japonica 'Bealei', Berberis bealei
family:  Berberidaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen, scented/aromatic
height: 2.00m
width: 3.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: blue-green
flower colour: yellow
fruit colour: blue
stem/bark: brown
main season: Winter
aspect: full sun, part shade, shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -15°C
USDA zone: 7 to 9
description:
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.

cultivation:
Unfussy and adaptable. Prefers reasonably fertile, moist, well drained soil in part or full shade.

usage:
Good for winter interest in woodland gardens.

other notes:
PHS Gold Medal

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