Leatherleaf Mahonia

Mahonia bealeii

Size

Height - 5 feet

Width - 4 feet

Plant Type

Evergreen

Adapted shrub

Close up view

Full plant view

Sun

Part to full shade

Other common names

Beale's Barberry,
Grape Holly

BLOOMING
MONTHS
Save Water   Low water required
 
More Color   Fragrant yellow flowers in late winter/early spring
 
 
Attract Wildlife   Birds eat the berries
 
Reduce Maintenance   Leaves are pointy, but little maintenance needed
 
Texas Tough    Drought tolerant & considered evergreen in our climate

Interesting Facts

Fragrant clusters of yellow flowers in late winter/early spring.  These serve as an early nectar source for bees.  These flowers eventually give way to blue berries that birds eat.  Although leaves are pointy and difficult to handle, they give a unique texture to the landscape and do not need maintenance very often.  Is considered an invasive species in some parts of the U.S., but not in our area.

Leatherleaf Mahonia in Frisco