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MAHONIA japonica

Yellow flowers, sweet scented like Lily of the Valley, good autumn colour
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Dark-green leaves to 45cm (18in) long with up to 19 sharply-toothed oval to lance-shaped leaflets.
  • Yellow
  • Height
    2m (6½ft)
  • Spread
    3m (10ft)
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
    Erect shrub with stout, upright branches. 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
  • Partial shade

MAHONIA japonica

 
Available late spring to early summer 2024 - Spring according to the Met Office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore late spring is mid-April onwards. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
£18.50 each 
MULTIBUY SAVING

Any 3+ £16.00 each
Delivery Information Available late spring to early summer 2024
  • Additional Features
    Berries
    These plants have berries.
    Good to know
    Wildlife plant - insects
    Pests & Diseases
    None.
    Place of origin
    China.
  • Flower Shape
    Racemes
    Arching, then spreading racemes to 25cm (10in) long
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Border
    Suitable for a shrub border
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf form
    Pinnate
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf margin
    Incised
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Lanceolate
    (see photos above)
    Oblong
    (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.

  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
    Similar to lily of the valley
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Spring
    Summer
    Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Moderately fertile, humus rich
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
    Bird friendly
    Nectar attracts overwintering blackcaps
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2m (6½ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  3m (10ft)
 

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Rootgrow Ericoid mycorrhizal fungi
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