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botanical name:
Mahonia x media 'Winter Sun'
Mahonia x media 'Winter Sun' © Deeproot Plant Base
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: dark 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
Good bright yellow flower spikes from late autumn to winter. Evergreen pinnate leaves with sharply toothed leaflets.

Similar to 'Charity' and other related hybrids, but regarded as slightly less hardy though compact in habit and with better flower scent.

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.

other notes:
A hybrid of Mahonia japonica x Mahonia lomarifolia. Raised at the Slieve Donard Nursery, Northern Ireland.
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