looks like holly

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Date Photo Taken: January 1, 2012
Location: Lilburn, GA
Posted By: rdecook


growing in Lilburn, Ga. Also, Fayetteville, Ga., and Snellville, Ga. In backyards. Not planted. Just showed up.


  1. Kirk Unregistered says:

    Mahonia. It comes with yellow flowers and sometimes blooms in winter or very early spring. Very Hardy and woody stemmed.

    January 3rd, 2012 at 12:38 pm
  2. Lori Rausch Unregistered says:

    Looks like a mahonia to me! I have several adult plants and “volunteers” come up all over my yard due to the birds eating the fruit and depositing the seeds.

    January 5th, 2012 at 3:18 pm
  3. gardener114 Unregistered says:

    This may be Leatherleaf mahonia. It is considered to be invasive in several states. That may explain why you’ve seen it growing naturally all over. See invasive.org.

    January 8th, 2012 at 8:42 am
  4. Byron Cotton Unregistered says:

    This plant looks like Mahonia. The following URL has a picture of Mahonia. Mature Mahonia has the Blue berries. http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=MAHON

    January 8th, 2012 at 11:39 am
  5. sunnysue2009 Flower Fanatic says:

    Looks like Mahonia to me. This isn’t a very good pic, but the description is spot on.

    http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=MAHON&photoID=mahon_003_avp.tif One of our few plants that bloom in the winter. I love mine.

    January 8th, 2012 at 1:44 pm
  6. cadybunn Registered says:

    This looks like it could definitely be Mahonia. And it looks very similar to the Mahonia japonica ‘Bealei’, “Leatherleaf Mahonia”.

    I’m a student at Gwinnett Technical College.

    For details on the department and classes go to http://www.gwinnetttech.edu/horticulture/

    January 26th, 2012 at 9:06 pm

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