Berberis aquifolium

Mahonia; Oregon Grapeholly

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Shrub
Growth Rate - Slow, 2-3' over 3-4 years.
Mature Height - 3-6' occasionally to 9'
Mature Width - 3-5'
Longevity - Short lived: 20-50 years

Ornamental Characteristics:
Flower - Perfect bright yellow 2-3" long and wide. Terminal racemes in April
Fruit - True berry, rounded, blue-black, 0.33-0.5" diameter, July-September. Looks like grape.
Leaf -
Fall Color - Purplish bronze evergreen shrub
Bark - Roundish, gray-brown at maturity
Other Features - Numerous cultivars available.
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Culture and Care:
Care Requirements - Transplant balled/burlapped or container grown in moist well drained acid soil. Prefers shade.
Native Habitat - British Columbia to Oregon. Introduced 1823. Zones 5-7
Diseases and Insects - Leaf rusts, leaf spots and leaf scorch, barberry aphid, scale and whitefly.
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Plants of this taxon:
Bed 81

Find Related Plants:
- Other plants with the common name Mahonia.
- Other plants of the family Berberidaceae.
- Other plants of the genus Berberis.
- Other plants of the species Berberis aquifolium.