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MAHONIA aquifolium

Commonly known as Holly-leaved barberry, Mountain grape, Oregon grape

A valuable suckering plant for underplanting in dense shade
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    bright-green leaves to 30cm (12in) long with up to 9 oval, spiny-toothed leaflets, often turning red-purple in winter.
  • Yellow
  • Height
    1m (39ins)
  • Spread
    1.5m (5ft)
  • Ground cover
    These plants are typically low growing and spread quickly to inhibit weed growth on areas of bare soil
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
    Open, suckering shrub. Flowers are followed by blue-black berries.
  • Hardy - cold winter
    Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full shade
  • Full sun
    Will tolerate full sun if soil is not too dry.
  • Partial shade

MAHONIA aquifolium

 
Available again from summer 2022 - Could be any time, June through to end August. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
£17.00 each 
MULTIBUY SAVING

Any 3+ £15.00 each
Delivery Information Available again from summer 2022
  • Additional Features
    Berries
    These plants have berries.
    Good to know
    Wildlife plant - nectar and pollen for insects.
    Medicinal properties
    Pests & Diseases
    Rust, mildew.
    Place of origin
    Western North America. Introduced to UK in 1823.
  • Flower Shape
    Racemes
    Densely clustered racemes to 8cm (3in) long
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf form
    Pinnate
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf margin
    Incised
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Ovate
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 5
    Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs that require minimal pruning.
    Action: Trim or lightly cut back shoots that spoil symmetry. Deadhead regularly.
    When: Annually after flowering.

    RHS group 8
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Spring
    Summer
    Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Moderately fertile, humus rich.
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
    Bird friendly
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1m (39ins)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  1.5m (5ft)
 

Buy Varieties of MAHONIA aquifolium

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MAHONIA aquifolium 'Apollo'

MAHONIA aquifolium 'Apollo'

Holly-leaved barberry, Mountain grape, Oregon grape

a spreading bush with dense clusters of bright yellow flowers

 
MULTIBUY Any 3+ £15.00 each
£17.00 each 
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Available again from summer 2022 - Could be any time, June through to end August. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.

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