Mahonia (Mahonia aquifolium)
Oregon Grape, Mountain Grape.
Native to N. & C. America, E. Asia.
Hardiness (see References, below) - Zones 5 - 8.
Fall, Winter, Spring.
Fruit - Fall.
3 - 6ft (1 - 2 m).
Sun or semi-shade, likes rich,
well drained soils.
By semi-ripe cuttings taken in Summer and early Fall.
Mahonias look attractive all year round, and particularly during Winter. Fragrant blooms! Berries are edible. They are often used in pies, preserves and sometimes made into juices and wines. Medicinally, Mahonia had been described as herb of the blood, good liver tonic and for treatment of some skin conditions.
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References - Hardiness Zones
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