Plant of the Week 02/05/2021
Fremont's Mahonia Mahonia Fremontii Zone 5-9
Jagged blue foliage covers woody stems that provide year-round interest for this native evergreen. Fragrant yellow flowers cover most of this shrub in the late spring, followed by red berries that provide abundant food for a variety of birds. Be very mindful of walking around this shrub, as well as removing dead foliage since the leaves are spikey and sharp (like a needle).
A slow grower that can reach 10' tall and wide if not pruned and shaped. Plant in full sun. Tolerates a wide variety of soil types. Drought resistant once established. Deer and rabbit resistant.