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.
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
Low maintenance plant just prune out any dead, dieseased or damaged wood as soon as plant has finished flowering in April and May.
Propagate from seed in Spring or from semi-hardwood cuttings late spring to mid-autumn
Good architechral plant and good for bee's.