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Mahonia I.D. help

Posted by treeguy123 7a (My Page) on
Sat, Aug 11, 12 at 5:34

This Mahonia is growing in zone 7b and has probably seen low single digits or colder in it's lifetime.

The most likley plant would seem to be a Mahonia x media (Mahonia lomariifolia X Mahonia japonica.) But I've never seen a picture of one with this many leaflets, so it could very well be another type of hybrid or species.
Anybody know?

Any help would be very appreciated.

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RE: Mahonia I.D. help

Can you show a close up of the leaf?

RE: Mahonia I.D. help

Mahonia lomarifolia?

RE: Mahonia I.D. help

Thank you both.

Thedecoguy, I don't think it is Mahonia lomarifolia, because from what I've read it will die in the upper single digits to low teens. Plus Mahonia lomarifolia is one of the largest Mahonia plants. The one in the picture is a small to medium sized Mahonia.

esh_ga, I don't have the picture in any higher resolution, but I zoomed into some leaves and sharpened the picture a little to maybe give more clues:

RE: Mahonia I.D. help

  • Posted by bboy USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA (My Page) on
    Sun, Aug 19, 12 at 16:38

I've got a 'Charity' with leaflets definitely but not too much shorter than shown here. Multiple clones of Mahonia x media have been named and distributed.

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