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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?


  • 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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