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Scientific Name: Mahonia nervosa ( syn. Berberis )
Pronunciation: muh-HOE-nee-uh nur-VOE-suh
Common Name: longleaf mahonia
Family Name: Berberidaceae
Plant Type: Broadleaf evergreen
Key ID Features: Native evergreen shrub; leaves pinnately-compound, lanceolate, 11-21 leaflets with 8-15 spiny teeth each; no undulating margin.
Course(s): HORT 2355

Habit: Spreading
Form: Mounded
Mature Size:
Height:0.4 - 0.7m
Spread:0.6 - 1.0m
Growth Rate:Slow
Origin: B.C. west of Cascades, Mexico, U.S. - northwest (British Columbia)
Hardiness Rating: Zone 6: (-23 to -18 C)
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Acidic, Well-drained
Water Use: Moderate
Landscape Uses: Attract beneficial insects, Group or mass planting, Herb, Reclamation, Woodland margin
Additional Info: Google
longleaf mahonia
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Compound
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Leathery, Prickly
Surfaces: Lustrous
Compound Leaf: Odd-pinnate
Colour in Fall: Dark-green, Red
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Ovate
Apices: Acuminate
Margins: Spinose

Inflorescence Type: Raceme
Flower Morphology:
Colour (petals): Yellow
Flower Scent: Sweet
Flower Time at Peak: May, Jun

Fruit Type: Berry (true)
Fruit Colour: Blue
Fruiting Time: Aug, Sep
Additional Info: Showy, Edible berries

Bark or Stem Colour:

Propagation: Seed, Cuttings
Pest Susceptibility: Rust, ( Deer resistant, Drought resistant )
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