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Date Photo Taken: 01/19/2020
Location: Cobb county ga
Posted By: joni10


Two of these shrubs have appeared in my wooded backyard. Are they leather leaf mahonia and should I remove them. I have seen these a half a block away planted in my sub entry. I have spent 15 years trying to get rid of privet, ivy and honeysuckle in this area and don’t want these to become a more difficult problem.


  1. Walter Reeves The Georgia Gardener says:

    yes, mahonia

    you decide if they are problematic

    January 20th, 2020 at 2:14 pm
  2. Jim Unregistered says:

    Attractive plant, but . . . you can control it in your yard, but nobody’s controlling it when birds spread it to nearby woods. Visit Fernbank Forest in Decatur if you want to see how it can take over a forest understory.

    January 21st, 2020 at 11:12 am
  3. Jim Unregistered says:

    Check it out on

    January 21st, 2020 at 11:21 am

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