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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
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£16.50 each 

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  • 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
  • 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
1m (39ins)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  1.5m (5ft)

Buy Varieties of MAHONIA aquifolium

MAHONIA aquifolium 'Apollo'  AWARD

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Commonly known as: Holly-leaved barberry, Mountain grape, Oregon grape.
A spreading bush with dense clusters of bright yellow flowers
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Estimated availability autumn 2021 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.

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