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I’ve had these since I’ve moved to current house six years ago. Do not know how old they are. We removed a tree from nearby a couple months ago. I’m wondering if this one shrub turning yellow and orange is sunburned.

Also what are they? See purple berries.



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Hi PR!
The shrub is Mahonia aquifolium - Oregon Grape Holly
Grows best in mostly shade and is sensitive to strong sunlight.
Might be a good idea to plant another shade tree close by, or provide some structure to create the shade it requires...Or. you can move it to another shady area with careful planning.


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When was the third picture taken? What is your city, state, USDA Zone? Some of the leaf colors remind me of Mahonia Orange Flame.


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Thanks. Oregon Grape Holly was the only thing I saw close to this online. I don't see many of these around here. All the photos were taken today. I don't usually see these bright colors in the spring. I'm in Memphis, TN. I was thinking I might need to move the one turning colors to the back yard, which is much more shady. I was worried about my other plants after we cut down the tree, but it never occurred to me this one would be a problem. I guess this particular shrub that's changing color gets more sun than the others since it's further out away from the house. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to