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PlantFiles: Japanese Mahonia
Mahonia japonica 'Hivernant'

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Family: Berberidaceae (bear-ber-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Mahonia (ma-HO-nee-uh) (Info)
Species: japonica (juh-PON-ih-kuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Hivernant

2 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Edible Fruits and Nuts
Perennials
Shrubs

Height:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Danger:
Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow
Chartreuse (Yellow-Green)

Bloom Time:
Late Fall/Early Winter
Mid Winter

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen
Variegated
Smooth-Textured
Veined
Good Fall Color

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant is resistant to deer
Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From softwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

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Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive aliceheins On Jan 2, 2010, aliceheins from Sanford, NC wrote:

Mahonias grow well in North Carolina. I saw a variegated mahonia at Liberty Hall Plantation in Kenensville . NC that was beautiful. Does anyone know where I can buy variegated mahonia.?

Neutral tigmhuire On Mar 18, 2004, tigmhuire wrote:

I have been taught that it is better to propagate the mahonia japaconica by leaf bud cuttings . it is a method I am just starting to try out however

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Sarasota, Florida
Covington, Georgia
Asheville, North Carolina
Henderson, North Carolina
Matthews, North Carolina
Raleigh, North Carolina
Charleston, South Carolina
Summerville, South Carolina
San Antonio, Texas
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Yorktown, Virginia
Olympia, Washington



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