Mahonia gracilipes

Mahonia gracilipes

Evergreen Shrub

A handsome evergreen shrub for woodland gardens with bold, leathery foliage; green on the top with striking white to silver undersides. Frothy blooms in late summer are interesting, but foliage is main attraction.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 7, 8, 9, 10

Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade, Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Open Shade


Size: 36 - 60 tall x 36 - 48 wide
Shape / Form: Irregular
Foliage Texture: Bold, Coarse
Foliage Quality: Bold, Coarse

Features: Attracts Birds, Drought-tolerant / Water wise, Attractive Foliage, Low Maintenance, Winter Interest, Year-round Interest

Foliage Color: Green

Flower Color: Magenta / Deep Pink
Bloom Season: Aug, Sep, Fall

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Container, Small Gardens, Structure / Foundation
Special Situations: Deep Shade, Low Water / No Water

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, Year-round Interest, Three Seasons of Interest
Position / Role: mid-plane filler
Plant Behavior: Slow Growing
Collections: eGardenGo Favorite, Plants That Earn Their Keep

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low

Plant Combos