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Botanical name: Mahonia aquifolium
Other names: Oregon grape, Holly-leaved berberis
Species: M. aquifolium 'Smargd' - M. aquifolium is a spreading, evergreen shrub, producing yellow flowers in winter and spring.
Mahonia aquifolium is: Evergreen
Flower: Yellow in Spring
Foliage: Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn; Purple, Dark-green in Winter
Fruit: Black in Summer; Black in Autumn
Fragrance: Flowers are fragrant.
Habit: Bushy, Spreading
Pests: Generally pest-free.
Propagation methods: Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings. REGISTER to read more...
Mahonia aquifolium (Oregon grape) will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 1.2m after 10-20 years.
Suggested uses: Architectural, Banks and Slopes, Low Maintenance, Resistant to pollution, Wildlife, Drought Tolerant, Ground Cover, Woodland
Cultivation: Plant in well-drained, or moist but well-drained, soil in shade or partial shade.
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|Soil types:||Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)|
|Soil drainage:||Moist but well-drained, Well-drained|
|Soil pH:||Acid, Alkaline, Neutral|
|Light:||Partial Shade, Full Shade|
|Aspect:||North, South, East, West|
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It is a welcome and useful source of nectar and pollen for bees. The dense clusters of bell-shaped flowers are bright lemon-yellow. These give way to black berries which may be taken by various species of bird.
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