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botanical name:
Mahonia x media 'Charity'
Mahonia x media 'Charity' © Deeproot Plant Base
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common name:  Oregon Grape
family:  Berberidaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen, scented/aromatic
height: 5.00m
width: 4.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: spiky
leaf colour: green
flower colour: yellow
fruit colour: blue
stem/bark: brown
main season: Winter
aspect: full sun, part shade, shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -12°C
USDA zone: 7 to 9
description:
Excellent shrub for shape and colour in winter. Glossy, prickly leaves and erect clusters or racemes of bright yellow flowers in winter, later followed by blue berries Similar varieties are 'Winter Sun' and 'Buckland'

cultivation:
Tolerant of a wide range of conditions but best in moist, well drained, moderately fertile, humus-rich soil in full or part shade.
If required, trim or cut back after flowering.

usage:
Shrub borders, urban landscaping, strong architectural form.
Good burglar deterrent!

other notes:
A hybrid of Mahonia japonica x Mahonia lomarifolia

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