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    09 / 23 / 2012

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This is a “volunteer” growing underneath a row of burford holly trees (allowed to grow to max height–now being pruned). Not a burford! Sharp spines…Chinese Holly maybe?


  • Kim Unregistered says:

    Bought this at a nursery. Fragrant in the spring. Catbirds have replanted it all over the property. One year cedar waxwings ate all the berries and then “redeposited” them all over my husband’s car!

    December 25th, 2022 at 9:47am

  • Josh Frazier Unregistered says:

    I beleive I have these growing wild in my woods behind my house. I thought they looked nice so i added them to my landscape. Is this a bad idea?

    February 19th, 2014 at 10:04am

  • Walter Reeves The Georgia Gardener says:

    opinions vary on its invasiveness. Some people use mahonia to deter burglars

    January 4th, 2013 at 6:22pm

  • John Ricketson Unregistered says:

    I helped clear a small area last year in Stone Mountain where a “volunteer” plant of this specie was growing. It was gnarly and the trunk wood was bright yellow when cut. I thought it was some invasive plant and dug to the root and attached a chain to pull it out of the ground with my truck. In retrospect, this thing would be the ideal “intruder shrub” if it could ever be acceptably shaped. I found a few others growing wild nearby in the woods but still cannot figure out what the devil it is.

    January 4th, 2013 at 9:47am

  • stone Master Identifier says:

    Mahonia I love the January blooms… Need those winter bloomers!

    September 24th, 2012 at 9:56am

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