PlantsMahonia→Japanese Mahonia (Mahonia japonica)

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Mahonia japonica Accepted
Berberis japonica Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7a -17.8 °C (0 °F) to -15 °C (5 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Flowers: Showy
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Winter
Uses: Will Naturalize
Edible Parts: Fruit
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Birds
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: Stratify seeds: seeds require a cooling period prior to germination and are best planted in the Fall
Sow in situ
Can handle transplanting
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Various insects
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

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Spring Flowers 2010Spring Flowers 2010
By NEILMUIR1 on March 29, 2010

After the harsh long winter we all had, the arrival of spring is eagerly awaited. Once the snow was gone the north winds and the frost did not allow much plant growth at all.

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Posted by Mindy03 (Delta KY) on Jan 25, 2012 2:17 PM

Valuable source of nectar and pollen for honey bees.

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