Mahonia aquifolium


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Noun1.Mahonia aquifolium - ornamental evergreen shrub of Pacific coast of North America having dark green pinnate leaves and racemes of yellow flowers followed by blue-black berriesMahonia aquifolium - ornamental evergreen shrub of Pacific coast of North America having dark green pinnate leaves and racemes of yellow flowers followed by blue-black berries
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
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Another broadleaf evergreen -- one not often seen in Midwest gardens -- is Oregon grape-holly (Mahonia aquifolium).
Oregon grape (Mahonia aquifolium) A low-spreading evergreen shrub widely planted in the shade, its edible fruits are consumed by birds.
Berberis thunbergii, Chelidonium majus, Corydalis cava, Dicentra spectabilis, Fumaria officinalis, Glaucium flavum, Macleaya cordata, Mahonia aquifolium, and Meconopsis cambrica were collected in June 2012 in the Botanical Gardens of Maria-Curie Sklodowska University in Lublin, Poland.
Then there's Oregon grape or Mahonia aquifolium Atropurpureum, an evergreen shrub with bright green leaves that turn red-purple in winter.
Nearby, go for naturally low-maintenance native shrubs, such as, in your case (in Sunset climate zone 7), Oregon grape (Mahonia aquifolium) or manzanita (Arctostaphylos, pictured left), and low-water groundcovers like creeping mahonia (Mahonia repens) or Sonoma sage (Salvia sonomensis); among the pines, consider Western sword ferns.
Lipoxygenase inhibition and antioxidant properties of bisbenzylisoqunoline alkaloids isolated from Mahonia aquifolium. Pharmazie 1996; 51: 758-761.
SHADE-LOVING PLANTS There are plants that prefer to be in the shade, such as mahonia aquifolium, fatsia japonica and spotted laurel.
It is related to the Oregon grape (Mahonia aquifolium) that is native to North America and that has been spreading through Europe for years.