Mahonia nitens 'Cabaret' (PBR)

2 litre pot £29.99
available to order from autumn
Quantity 1 Plus Minus
Buy Mahonia nitens 'Cabaret' (PBR) mahonia: A compact, autumn flowering form

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

    We were delighted to be among the first to offer this for sale in the UK. It has the same glossy, holly-like, evergreen foliage that you would expect to see on a Mahonia, but this compact variety produces its flowers from the end of summer and all the way through autumn. These appear initially as elegant racemes smothered with bright orange-red buds, that open from the base of the spike to reveal cheerful yellow flowers. Once the flowers have faded, bluish-grey berries form, which contrast beautifully with the winter foliage.

  • Garden care: Apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant in spring.

  • Humans/Pets: Fruit are ornamental - not to be eaten

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No I only needed one


It was unusual and I liked the colour




Health plant


It is nice to have a small mahonia and I like the slightly apricot colour of the flowers on this variety.




Star of Dry Shade


Part of my fence is shadowed by my neighbour's very high, but well clipped, cupressus hedge, making it dark and dry and it needs colour and vitality. Mahonia Cabaret is proving ideal, with healthy evergreen leaves and lovely flower buds, although flowers themselves are shortlived. Hellebores and snowdrops do well, but I struggled to find a larger shrub against the 6 ft fence and this mahonia has answered the problem.

Border Champion



Beautiful Healthy Plant


Lovely plant, beautiful orange flowers followed by purple/black berries. Easy to grow in pots or in the ground. Does not like full sun but does well in partial shade. Interesting all year round as leaves deep green (and quite spikey). Would recommend.



Attractive plant and not too big - yet!


It's taken me years - 30 - actually, to decide how I want my small sloping, north-facing no sun in winter, baked in summer to look. With some select plants from Crocus, it's getting there.

The Stitcher

Manningtree Essex.


An interesting variety - something a bit different.


It is always good to introduce different varieties. This plant was good with the colour scheme. Strong leaf form and good flower





4.7 6


Will this Mahonia cope with light shade (i.e. next to a North wall so little sun but no overhead shade)?


Hello, Yes, this Mahonia will thrive in partial shade.


Are this plant's berries attractive to birds?


Hello there Although mahonias berries are not known as being loved by the birds, I believe that blackbirds can be very partial to them. Hope this helps

Is this mahonia scented? Would it cope with being grown in a largish container?


Hello, Unfortunately the flowers of this new Mahonia are not scented.


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