Evergreen shrubs with composite, toothedand fine berries. They resemble Berberis.
Often in mixedof shrubs, in the shade, also as informal hedges. In a draughty the foliage will turn very unsightly in winter.
Damp soil, rich in humus.
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aquifolium: Height to 2 m; yellow in short clusters in mid to late spring. Glossy green foliage, turning bronze in winter; blue berries.
Mahonia healii: Height to 1 m; flowering season early to mid spring, sometimes even earlier. Yellow flowers in erect growing clusters; the berries are covered in fine bloom.
Mahonia japonica: Height to 1 m; pale-yellow flowers in drooping clusters in mid to late spring; the flowers are fairly small. The foliage is pale to yellow green.