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Mahonia nervosa


Mahonia nervosa has emerald green, windmill-like leaves and canary yellow spring flowers and waxy blue berries.

Mahonia nervosa is a handsome, evergreen, ground-covering shrub native to the Pacific Northwest. It has emerald green, windmill-like leaves and canary yellow spring flowers that are followed by waxy blue berries in fall. Most effective planted enmass. Great as a low barrier planting, or facing for taller mahonias. Effect is that of a mass of stiff, leathery ferns. Best in shade, takes sun in cooler climates.

Common Name: Dull Oregon-Grape

Family: Berberidaceae (The Barberry Family)

Zone Hardiness: 5-9

Light: Full Sun, Full Shade

Height: 2-4'

Width: 3-5'

Primary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Secondary Bloom Colour:

Class: Evergreen

Type: Shrub

Bloom Time: Spring

Soil Moisture: Average

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: Yes

Berries: Blue

Benefits: Humminbirds, Bees, Butterflies

Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: Yes

Native Habitat: Mesic to dry open slopes and open forests in the lowland, steppe and montane zones; common in SW BC.


Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America

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