Mahonia x media 'Underway'

Mahonia x media 'Underway'

Oregon grape

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Key Information

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

Height: 3m

Spread: 3m

Flower colour:
  • Yellow
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Attractive to wildlife, 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 'Underway' is a compact mahonia with an upright habit. Its bright yellow, fragrant flowers are produced in late autumn, earlier than other mahonias, followed by blue-black berries.

Mahonia x media 'Underway' 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, Dappled shade
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Middle, Back
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Chalky/alkaline, Acidic

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

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