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botanical name:
Mahonia swaseyi
Mahonia swaseyi © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Texas Mahonia
synonyms:  Berberis swaseyi
family:  Berberidaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen, scented/aromatic
height: 2.50m
width: 2.50m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: yellow
fruit colour: red
stem/bark: brown
main season: Autumn
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -8°C
USDA zone: 8 to 9
description:
Medium sized evergreen with pinnate foliage of five or more spiny leaflets, that turns red and purple in autumn. Fragrant yellow flowers in early spring, followed by amber-red fruit.

cultivation:
Needs very well drained, gritty soil and a sunny position.

propagation:
From seed

other notes:
Native to Texas, USA, where it grows in rocky limestone areas.
Rare in cultivation but sometimes available as seed.

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