A Pacific NW evergreen shrub with holly like leaves. In spring, its yellow flowers are alive with bees. In the fall, blue edible tart grape like fruits are borne in heavy clusters. In sunny sites, leaves become very festive in the fall by taking on purple, bronze to glowing rich red that stays until the spring. Loves humus rich soils. Deer resistant; drought tolerant. Makes a great ground cover.
- Seed Count: 25-30
- Collection Date: Sept 2019
- Hardiness Zone: 5-8
- Height and Width: 1m x 1m
- Germination test type: float; cut
How to Germinate Mahonia nervosa:
Soak seed 48 hours. Warm stratify (21C) for 60 days, then cold stratify (2-4C) for 5 months. This mimics the late summer & winter conditions. Germinate at 15-20C. Should see sprouting in 3-7 weeks. Sow thinly or prick out and transplant if using trays or baggie sowing into deep pots as roots go deep. Loves a thin layer of mulch.