Mahonia x media 'Charity'

Mahonia x media 'Charity'

Oregon grape

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Mahonia x media 'Charity'
  • Common name: Oregon grape
  • Plant type: Shrub
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Evergreen

Height: 4m

Spread: 4m

  • Features: Attractive to wildlife, Dramatic foliage, Scented flowers

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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.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Middle, Back
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers, Seeds for birds

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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