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Mahonia fortunei /Chinese Mahonia

Mahonia fortunei  / Mahonia fortunei
Long willowy leaflets
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Long willowy leaflets

Typical sprawling form of the Chinese mahonia

Close-up image of the compound leaves

Mature specimen

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Scientific Name: Mahonia fortunei
Common Name: Chinese Mahonia
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Needleleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Yellow
Fruit present: Summer
Fruit color: Black
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
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Comments: Flowers and fruit not as showy as those of other species and is the least hardy of mahonias. While the foliage texture is coarse, visually it appears softer than most other mahonias. Seeds eaten by birds, and it is drought and deer tolerant.