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Mahonia (Berberis) 'Arthur Menzies'

Common Name:

Plant Type:
Evergreen shrub
Berberidaceae (The Barberry Family)
Geographic Origin:
Hybrid origin
California Native?:
Plant Size:
5-8 feet high
Landscape/Garden Uses:
shade gardens
Flowering Season:
Winter and spring
Flower Color:
Light shade
Most soils
Suggested Irrigation:
Moderate watering
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 15-20 degrees F.
Very erect Mahonia has broad, dark green leaves with the typical spine tipped edges; spikes of showy, fragrant bright yellow flowers appear in late winter and early spring. These develop into long drooping clusters of ornamental blue berries. Part shade to shade, moderate to occasional watering. Parents are Mahonia bealei and M. lomariifolia.