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Mahonia oiwakensis subsp.lomariifolia, mid October. Lomaria-leaved mahonia is an erect large evergreen shrub. "Gaunt, as if on the edge of starvation, erect stems, naked from  ground up, patterned with deeply fissured bark, carry umbrellas of long pinnate, evergreen leaves made up of numerous holly-like leaflets. These are stiff, leathery and neatly arranged in pairs along a midrib when viewed from above. Bright yellow globular flowers radiate out from the branch tips followed by glaucous green berries that mature blue-black." [Fergus Garrett, Great Dixter, Nurseryman's Favourites, Gardens Illustrated magazine, October 2013]