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Mahonia gracilipes

Zone: 10a, 10b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
Exposure: Light/Bright Shade
Height: Minimum 5 feet , Maximum 6 feet
Width: Maximum 5 feet
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Peek at the leaf undersides in brilliant white and fall in love. This rare Chinese evergreen mahonia, introduced into western horticulture in 1980 by Roy Lancaster, has graceful, blue-green, compound leaves, indeed bright white on the undersides, and, in summer, sprays of pretty, delicate flowers with purple-red petals and ivory interiors. Sturdy and choice. Native to shady limestone cliffs, though it's quite happy in garden conditions in full sun with moist soil to nearly full shade. Can reach about 6 ft high x 5 ft wide eventually. Frost hardy in USDA zone 7.
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Submitted by Ref: Plantlust.com on 11/8/2012 4:23 PM

Lovely, unique, the long graceful leaves of this 5-6' relaxed shrub are white beneath. Its delightful sprays of red-purple (not yellow) flowers bloom in fall followed by blue fruit; from wet limestone cliffs in China. PSh/M

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Submitted by Ref: Plantlust.com on 11/8/2012 4:23 PM

Pinnate leaves with large leaflets grow on 6' stems. Sprays of unique red and yellow flowers produce blue fruit. Regular summer water.

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