Mahonia x media 'Charity'

Lily of the valley bush

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Key information

Plant type

Evergreen shrub

Flower colour



Dramatic foliage, Scented flowers



Skill level


Mahonia x media 'Charity'

Plant details

Mahonias are grown for their attractive foliage and fragrant, showy winter flowers. They provide an invaluable source of pollen and nectar for winter colonies of bumblebees and other pollinators.

Mahonia x media 'Charity' has an upright habit with long leaves comprising up to 21 dark green leaflets. Stalks of bright yellow, fragrant flowers are produced at the ends of branches from late autumn to late winter.

Mahonia x media 'Charity' looks particularly good at the back of borders. For best results grow in moist but well-drained soil, in partial shade.

Family: Berberidaceae

Genus: Mahonia

Species: x media

Cultivar: Charity

Plant type: Evergreen shrub

Flower colour: Yellow

Foliage colour: Dark green

Feature: Dramatic foliage, Scented flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Dry, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 400cm

Spread: 400cm

Flowering period: February to April

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I have one in our back garden. When and how should I prune it?

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