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Mahoberberis aquisargentii - Krüssm.

Common Name
Family Berberidaceae
USDA hardiness 5-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Not known in the wild.
Range A bi-generic hybrid of garden origin, Mahonia aquifolia x Berberis sargentii.
Edibility Rating    (1 of 5)
Other Uses    (2 of 5)
Weed Potential No
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Care (info)
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Full shade Semi-shade Full sun
Mahoberberis aquisargentii


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Mahoberberis aquisargentii

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Mahoberberis aquisargentii is an evergreen Shrub growing to 2 m (6ft) by 2 m (6ft).
See above for USDA hardiness. It is hardy to UK zone 6. It is in leaf all year, in flower from January to March. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils. It can grow in full shade (deep woodland) semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

Plant Habitats

Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Dappled Shade; Shady Edge; not Deep Shade; Hedge;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Fruit
Edible Uses:

The fruit is almost certainly edible, but we do not know what its quality is[K].

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Medicinal Uses

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Antibacterial  Antitumor  Dysentery

Berberine, universally present in rhizomes of Berberis and Mahonia species, has marked antibacterial effects. Since it is not appreciably absorbed by the body, it is used orally in the treatment of various enteric infections, especially bacterial dysentery[218]. It should not be used with Glycyrrhiza species (Liquorice) because this nullifies the effects of the berberine[218]. Berberine has also shown antitumour activity[218].

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Other Uses

Hedge  Hedge

The plant has viciously spiny leaves and makes a good boundary shrub[200].

Special Uses

Hedge  Hedge

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Cultivation details

Succeeds in most soils in sun or shade[182, 200]. Prefers a fertile well-drained soil[188]. Plants only flower and fruit after a long warm growing season[200]. Plants are reputedly immune to rust[200].

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Plant Propagation

Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame[78]. It usually germinates in the spring[K]. 'Green' seed (harvested when the embryo has fully developed but before the seed case has dried) should be sown as soon as it is harvested and germinates within 6 weeks[K]. Stored seed should be sown as soon as possible in late winter or spring. 3 weeks cold stratification will improve its germination, which should take place in 3 - 6 months at 10°c. Prick out the seedlings when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in a cold frame for at least their first winter. Plant them out in late spring or early summer. This species is a bi-generic hybrid and, if seed is produced, it is very unlikely to breed true. Wounded nodal semi-ripe cuttings in late summer or early autumn[200].

Other Names

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther

Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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Krüssm.

Botanical References

200

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