Mahonia bealei
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Mahonia bealei

Beale's barberry
leatherleaf mahonia

  family berberidaceae 
  genus mahonia 

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Genus  Mahonia Species  bealei Variety  Cultivar  Common names  Beale's barberry   leatherleaf mahonia   barberry Family  BERBERIDACEAE Specimen number  S11541 Data source  HtZn p139;Frgnt p118;Xeri p301
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Woody perennial Life span  5 - 20 years Annual cycle  Evergreen Stature  Shrub Growth form  Various Growth habit  Not applicable Overall height  12' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Dry Optimal soil texture  Fertile Acceptable soil pH  Soil pH 05-06 USDA hardiness  USDA zones 05a-10b AHS heat zones  Heat zones 08-02 Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Mahonia bealei has a colorful display of berries in the fall and early winter. Birders will like this plant. Barberry (also known as Beale's barberry and leatherleaf mahonia) has mild pungent flowers. This plant can survive cold winters where the average annual low is -20� Fahrenheit. This species needs summer days with high heat. This plant does well in fertile soils. It prefers dry soils. This species can survive short periods of drought.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  yes Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  yes Desirable qualities  Attracts birds Other interest  powder blue berries turn blue-black over Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  fragrant flowers. like Lily-of-the-Valley Fragrance parts  Flowers Fragrance intensity  Mild Fragrance category  Pungent Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes 
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Mahonia bealei is a woody perennial. Barberry (locally known in some parts as Beale's barberry and leatherleaf mahonia) is evergreen. Leaves: This plant has holly like compound leaves. The flowers are most often a yellow color.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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