Mahonia fremontii

Desert Holly

6-10' x 6-8' wide. Mahonia fremontii is a stunning native shrub with fragrant yellow flowers, blue evergreen foliage and abundant crops of bright red berries for the songbirds. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
Zones5 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Attract Birds
Rabbit Resistant
Low Maintenance
Native
Evergreen
Rock Gardens
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size6-10' tall 6-10' wide
Bloom TimeLate spring
ShippingNow shipping to zones 8-10.
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SizePlant - 5" Pot
SKUHC015323

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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6-10' x 6-8' wide. Mahonia fremontii is one of our very best native shrubs, growing naturally across much of the Southwestern US. This large-growing Desert Holly has year-round landscape interest with profuse, yellow, fragrant spring flowers, large bright red summer fruits and showy blue evergreen foliage. The shrub is rarely offered because it's slow to get to saleable size. But in the ground it gets big and lives for many years. The spiny leaves make it a great barrier plant for hedges and windbreaks.
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SKU
HC015323
Item Package Size
Plant - 5" Pot
Common Name
Desert Holly
Botanical Name
Mahonia fremontii
Zones
5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Yellow
Mature Height
6-10' tall
Mature Spread
6-10' wide
Bloom Time
Late spring
Ships As
Potted Plant
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Clay Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Advantages
Deer Resistant, Attract Birds, Rabbit Resistant, Low Maintenance, Native, Evergreen, Rock Gardens
Ideal Region
Western Only
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Native To
North America
Ships To Canada
No
Planting Guides

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ZoneShipping Status
Zone 2Shipping begins the week of May 20th, 2019
Zone 3Shipping begins the week of May 20th, 2019
Zone 4Shipping begins the week of May 20th, 2019
Zone 5Shipping begins the week of April 29th, 2019
Zone 6Shipping begins the week of April 22nd, 2019
Zone 7Shipping begins the week of April 1st, 2019
Zone 8Now Shipping
Zone 9Now Shipping
Zone 10Now Shipping
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