Berberis lomariifolia (Takeda) Laferr.

Chinese Holly Shrub

Family: Berberidaceae

Genus: Berberis

Category: Shrub - Evergreen

Zones: 6 to 8

Size: To 10' tall and 5' wide

Exposure: Part Shade, Shade


Upright, stiff form. Narrower leaflets than Mahonia japonica. Upright flower sprays, bright yellow flowers in winter. Powdery blue berries. Badly affected by frost.


Published in Bot. Zhurn. (Moscow & Leningrad) 82(9): 98 in 1997.

Basionym Mahonia lomariifolia Takeda.

Native to Burma and China.


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