Leatherleaf, or BealeÍs, Mahonia

Leatherleaf, or BealeÍs, Mahonia

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Mahonia bealei

Originating in China, Leatherleaf Mahonia was introduced to the U.S. in 1845; it has subsequently gone native in the southeast, where in scattered areas it is invasive. Nevertheless, when properly cultivated it is a striking ornamental plant. Looking somewhat like a holly, it has dull-textured, dark to blue-green foliage with sharp spines. Late-winter or early-spring flowers are lemon yellow and extremely fragrant. These are followed in early summer by berries that begin pale-blue in color and mature to blue-black. This multi-stemmed, upright, irregular-shaped, broadleaf evergreen works very well in a mixed-shrub foundation planting or barrier hedge. Prefers at least partial shade and moist, well-drained, acidic soil. *Deer Resistant* Attracts: Birds, Butterflies & Pollinators

Ornamental Characteristics
Category Shrub
foliage Type Broadleaf evergreen
Height 4-6 ft
Spread 4-6 ft
Shape Upright, spreading
Primary foliage Color Green, bluish
Seasonal foliage Color
Flowering Season Early spring
Flower Color Yellow, bright
Berries Blue to blue-black
Environmental Characteristics
Growth Rate Moderate
Sun Pr