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General description

Mahonia japonica is a tall architechral ever green shrub belonging to the Berberidaceae family.

It has seven shape holly like leaflets that starts a dark green and turns almost black and comes out in clusters fragrant yellow of racemes and turning to black and blue fruits in Winter and Spring.

Plant requirements

Can grow in Chalk, Clay, Sand or Loam soils

Moist but well-drained to Well-drained soils

Any facing - Exposed or Sheltered

Full sun to Part shade

PH Tolarent Acid, Alkaline or Neutral soils.

Hardy to -15C

Maintenance

Low maintenance plant just prune out any dead, dieseased or damaged wood as soon as plant has finished flowering in April and May.

Propagation

Propagate from seed in Spring or from semi-hardwood cuttings late spring to mid-autumn 

Practical use

Good architechral plant and good for bee's.

Resource

ww.RHS.org.uk

Properties

Height
100 - 200 cm
Color
Soil type
Any
Sunlight
Full sun, Partial shade
PH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Moisture
Well-drained, Moist but well-drained
Hardiness
Hardy