Mahonia × media 'Winter Sun'

10 litre pot £89.99
available to order from summer
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Buy Mahonia × media 'Winter Sun' mahonia: Evergreen shrub with bright yellow winter flowers


  • Position: full or partial shade
  • Soil: moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist or well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Flowering period: November to March
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Slender spikes of bright yellow flowers appear from November to March, above rosettes of large, handsome, dark green, holly-like leaves. The flowers of this lovely, upright, evergreen shrub have a fragrance reminiscent of lily-of-the-valley, and seem to glow in the wintry sunlight. They are followed by bunches of highly ornamental, round, deep purple berries. This mahonia makes a lovely focal point for a shady spot in the garden, where its glossy, architectural leaves can be appreciated all year round. Give it space, as its leaves will spread, and conceal its long 'legs' with spring-flowering bulbs and small, shade-loving perennials. Although it prefers shade, it will tolerate sun as long as the soil remains moist.

  • Garden care: Prune in spring after flowering, reducing overlong, leggy stems to a sideshoot or a whorl of foliage and apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant.

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Will this grow well in acid soil along side large established rhododendrons and large silver birch where the is a gap, looking for some flower colour in an otherwise shrub border

Janhpr

These plants will grow in acidic, neutral or alkaline soils, however it sounds as though the Betula and Rhododendrons will be taking up most (if not all) of the available moisture in the soil, you will need to keep anything plant there very well watered.

Helen

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