Thu, Apr 10, 2008


Mahonia - Mahonia x media Charity
Latin name:
Mahonia x media ‘Charity’

Description: Very tough architectural plants needing little maintenance. It is a vigorous evergreen upright shrub with dark green, spiky foliage on long fairly sparse, deeply fissured and very tactile, cork-like bark covered stems. One of the most wonderful things about this shrub is that it flowers when little else is – from early to late winter in the form of long racemes of arching, deliciously scented, intense yellow flowers, guaranteed to light up the darkest of winter days.

Hardiness: Very hardy and tolerant of just about anything

Height: 2-5m

Position: Full sun to dappled shade

Soil: Any well drained garden soil

Water: Fairly drought tolerant once established

Usage: As a feature plant in a position where you can feel the corky stems and sniff the intoxicating flowers

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