Mahonia media 'Charity'

Family: Berberidaceae

Plant type Shrub
Height 4 to 6 feet
Spread 4 to 6 feet
Habit Bushy
Foliage Evergreen
Growth rate Moderate
Interests Flowers, fruit
Uses Borders
Skill level Beginner
Maintenance None
Hardiness 7
Heat zone
Sun Full sun to part shade
Moisture Average to moist
Soil type Slightly acid to slightly lime
Soil fertility Moderate
Water consumption Moderate
Site Sheltered
Flower colour Yellow
Flower season Early spring, early winter to late winter
Flower size Small
Foliage colour Green
Fruit colour
Edible parts
Harvest time
Texture Hard spikey, spiny

Mahonias are evergreen shrubs. They display strings of yellow flowers during winter and spring, which are followed by blue edible fruits. The foliage is usually glossy and sometimes holly shaped.

Mahonias will grow on any well-drained soil where not too dry. They prefer a sheltered site. Old plants can be cut to within 6 inches (30cm) of the ground to rejuvenate.


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