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Mahonia flavida - Schneid.

Common Name
Family Berberidaceae
USDA hardiness 7-10
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Rocky, partially shaded crevices on limestone soils[260].
Range E. Asia - South-western China - Kunming.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Frost Hardy Moist Soil Full shade Semi-shade Full sun
Mahonia flavida


Mahonia flavida

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Mahonia flavida is an evergreen Shrub growing to 2 m (6ft 7in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 8 and is frost tender. It is in leaf 12-Jan It is in flower from Apr to May. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects. Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and can grow in heavy clay and nutritionally poor soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in full shade (deep woodland) semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats

Dappled Shade;  Deep Shade;  Shady Edge;  Sunny Edge;  Woodland Garden.

Rocky, partially shaded crevices on limestone soils[260].

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Fruit.
Edible Uses:

We have no specific information on this species. The fruit of all members of the genus is edible, though we do not know the quality of this species[K].

Medicinal Uses

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None known

Other Uses

None known

Cultivation details

We have very little information on this species, though we know it should tolerate temperatures down to about -5°c[260], and so should be hardy at least in the milder areas of Britain. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus. An easily grown shrub, it thrives in any good garden soil[11] including heavy clays. Prefers a semi-shaded woodland position in a damp, slightly acid to neutral humus-rich soil[200]. Plants are very tolerant of pruning and can be cut right back into old wood if they have outgrown their welcome[182]. Hybridizes freely with other members of this genus.

Propagation

Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a greenhouse[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 the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out in late spring or early summer and consider giving them some protection from the cold for their next winter. Division of suckers in spring[78]. Whilst they can be placed direct into their permanent positions, better results are achieved if they are potted up and placed in a frame until established[11]. Leaf cuttings in the autumn.

Other Names

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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