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Old 05-11-2009, 11:27 AM
 
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I've searched everywhere I can think of and I can't find this bush with blue berries and leaves that look like holly. Hopefully I can figure out how to attach a photo I took this morning. It's outside my window at work and the birds LOVE the berries.
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Old 05-11-2009, 11:53 AM
 
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mahonia... Awesome Old South plant. I've got a huge one in my yard... I'll see if I can grab a pic tonight...
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Old 05-11-2009, 12:31 PM
 
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Can you eat the berries?
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Old 05-11-2009, 12:33 PM
 
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Can you eat the berries?
From Wikipedia:
"Several species are popular garden shrubs, grown for their ornamental evergreen foliage, yellow flowers in winter/early spring, and blue-black berries. The berries are edible, and rich in vitamin C, though with a very sharp flavor."
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Old 05-11-2009, 01:02 PM
 
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Thank you so much for the info. I'm going to try some of the berries on my cereal. I'll let you know 1) if I survive (no, I guess I wouldn't let you know if I didn't) 2) how they taste.
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Old 05-11-2009, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Mostly in my head
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Mahonia is a great shrub for a shady area. and boy, do birds love them!

Last edited by SouthernBelleInUtah; 05-11-2009 at 01:04 PM.. Reason: typos
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Old 05-11-2009, 01:25 PM
 
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From Wikipedia:
"Several species are popular garden shrubs, grown for their ornamental evergreen foliage, yellow flowers in winter/early spring, and blue-black berries. The berries are edible, and rich in vitamin C, though with a very sharp flavor."
Thanks for the info.
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Old 05-13-2009, 07:59 AM
 
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Well, you can't eat them on cereal like blueberries - they each have about 3 or 4 seeds in them. And as far as taste - sharp is a good description. Not exactly bitter, but not sweet either. I think I'll stick to blueberries and leave these for the birds.
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