Mahonia japonica 'Bealei Group'


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Key information

Plant type

Evergreen shrub

Flower colour



Scented flowers



Skill level


photo by Neil Holmes, copyright GAP Photos (18622)

Plant details

This mahonia is an upright, evergreen shrub with blue-green leaves made up of many spiny leaflets. Fragrant, yellow flowers appear from late autumn to spring in upright spikes that are shorter than the flower spikes of Mahonia japonica. The flowers are followed by purple-blue fruits. An easy shrub to grow in most situations, requiring very little attention and providing winter interest.

Family: Berberidaceae

Genus: Mahonia

Species: japonica

Cultivar: Bealei Group

Plant type: Evergreen shrub

Flower colour: Yellow

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Scented flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 200cm

Spread: 300cm

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