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20 years to reach maturity
This plant has a mild fragrance
Japanese Mahonia Overview
This erect medium-sized evergreen shrub has large, spined leathery pinnate leaves. It starts small, fragrant light yellow flowers in spreading or drooping sprays from late autumn to early spring, which develop into blue-black berries.
Common problems with Japanese Mahonia
Generally pest free but can suffer from powdery mildew & rust.
How to harvest Japanese Mahonia
Generally not harvested.
How to propagate Japanese Mahonia
Take semi hardwood cuttings.
Special features of Japanese Mahonia
Other uses of Japanese Mahonia
This low maintenance plant is frequently planted as a thorny hedging plants on banks/slopes as well as Architectural specimens in wildlife friendly gardens.