Fortunei Mahonia

Mahonia fortunei


Member Price: $69.95

Fortunei Mahonia
Fortunei Mahonia
Fortunei Mahonia

Fortunei Mahonia

Mahonia fortunei

Price: $79.95

Member Price: $69.95

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The Fortunei Mahonia (Mahonia fortunei) is a bold, evergreen shrub that adds year-round interest and texture to the garden. It is native to China and is prized for its distinctive, holly-like foliage, fragrant yellow flowers, and edible blue berries.

The Overall Plant

Fortunei Mahonia is a robust, upright shrub that typically grows between 4 to 6 feet tall and 3 to 4 feet wide. It is well-suited for a variety of garden settings, including woodland gardens, mixed borders, and foundation plantings. The shrub thrives in USDA hardiness zones 8-9, preferring partial to full shade and well-draining, acidic soil.

The slow-growing Fortunei Mahonia is low-maintenance and drought-tolerant once established. It is also generally pest-resistant, making it an excellent choice for a low-maintenance garden.

The Flowers

The Fortunei Mahonia produces fragrant, bright yellow flowers that bloom in late fall to early winter, providing a splash of color when most other plants are dormant. The flowers are borne in erect, raceme-like clusters (inflorescences) at the tips of the branches. Each raceme can reach up to 10 inches in length and is composed of numerous small, bell-shaped flowers.

The sweetly scented flowers are attractive to bees and other pollinators, making this shrub a valuable addition to a wildlife-friendly garden.

The Foliage

One of the most striking features of the Fortunei Mahonia is its bold, evergreen foliage. The leaves are pinnately compound, with 5 to 11 spiny, holly-like leaflets arranged in an alternating pattern along the central stem. The leaflets are dark green and glossy, adding texture and visual interest to the garden throughout the year.

In colder climates or during harsh winter conditions, the foliage may take on a bronze or purple hue, further enhancing its appeal.

The Fruit

Following the flowering period, the Fortunei Mahonia produces clusters of small, blue-black berries that ripen in late winter to early spring. These berries, called drupes, are edible and can be used to make jams, jellies, and wines. They also serve as an important food source for birds and other wildlife, contributing to a biodiverse garden ecosystem.

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Mature height: 4-6 ft.

Mature width: 3-4 ft.

Sunlight: Full-Partial Sun

Growth rate: Moderate

Growing zones:

Outdoor: 8-9