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).
Zones 5 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Attract Birds
Rabbit Resistant
Native
Evergreen
Rock Gardens
Low Maintenance
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size 5-10' tall 5-10' wide
Bloom Time Late spring
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Size Plant - 5" Pot
SKU HC015323

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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Per Plant - 5" Pot
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SKU
HC015323

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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
Ships To Canada
No
Common Name
Desert Holly
Botanical Name
Mahonia fremontii
Zones
5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Yellow
Height
Above 72 inches
Mature Height
5-10' tall
Mature Spread
5-10' wide
Bloom Time
Late Spring - Early Summer
Bloom Time
Late spring
Ships As
Potted Plant
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Clay Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Advantages
Deer Resistant, Attract Birds, Rabbit Resistant, Native, Evergreen, Rock Gardens, Low Maintenance
Ideal Region
Western Only
Native To
North America
Item Package Size
Plant - 5" Pot
Planting Guides
View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.
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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 15th, 2019
Zone 7Shipping begins the week of March 25th, 2019
Zone 8Shipping begins the week of March 4th, 2019
Zone 9Shipping begins the week of February 25th, 2019
Zone 10Shipping begins the week of February 25th, 2019
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