Beale’s Barberry also known as Mahonia

The Mahonia is blooming, also known as chapparel and agrito.  Its blooms are grape like clusters and they are fascinating. This plant can withstand hot and dry but does best with hot and wet! or at least moist. This is a hardy and beautiful plant. The richer and fuller the leaves, the better the care but it will hang on in the hottest of times.

The mahonia is related to the nandina.  Read more here.

Mahonia with Japanese Maple

Mahonia with Japanese Maple

Texas Mahonia

Beale’s Barberry (Mahonia is closely related to the barberries, Berberis) or “Oregon grape” a vernacular name for the Mahonia aquifolium, which is native to the Pacific Northwest.

Texas Mahonia

Beale’s Barberry also known as Mahonia

Texas Mahonia

Beale’s Barberry also known as Mahonia

Mahonia in Texas: Cousin of Nandina

Mahonia in Texas: Cousin of Nandina

Mahonia in Texas: Cousin of Nandina

Mahonia in Texas: Cousin of Nandina

Mahonia in Texas: Cousin of Nandina

Mahonia in Texas: Cousin of Nandina

Texas Charming Architecture

Texas Charming Architecture – Fatsia planted at entrance.  Fatsia is a common companion plant for Mahonia.