Mahonia aquifolium 'Apollo'

Mahonia aquifolium ‘Apollo’

Oregon grape

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Flowers

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Fruits
Fruits

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  • Botanical name: Mahonia aquifolium 'Apollo'
  • Common name: Oregon grape
  • Family: Berberidaceae
  • Plant Type: Shrub, Evergreen
Flower colour:

Yellow

Foliage colour:

Green

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

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Mahonia aquifolium ‘Apollo’ is a compact cultivar, forming a neat spreading dome of glossy, dark green leaves with sharp edges, which take on a purple flush in winter. In spring it bears tight clusters of yellow flowers, followed by blue-black berries. For best results grow Mahonia aquifolium ‘Apollo’ in moist but well-drained soil, in partial shade. Prune every other year to encourage bushy growth and apply a mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant.

How to grow Mahonia 'Apollo'

  • Plant size

    100cm height

    1.5m spread

  • Aspect

    East facing, south facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle, back

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, dappled shade, partial shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does flower in March

Plant does flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Fruits
Fruits

Plant does not fruit in January

Plant does not fruit in February

Plant does not fruit in March

Plant does not fruit in April

Plant does not fruit in May

Plant does fruit in June

Plant does fruit in July

Plant does not fruit in August

Plant does not fruit in September

Plant does not fruit in October

Plant does not fruit in November

Plant does not fruit in December

Take cuttings
Take cuttings

Do not Take cuttings in January

Do not Take cuttings in February

Do not Take cuttings in March

Do not Take cuttings in April

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Do Take cuttings in July

Do Take cuttings in August

Do not Take cuttings in September

Do not Take cuttings in October

Do not Take cuttings in November

Do not Take cuttings in December

Prune
Prune

Do not Prune in January

Do not Prune in February

Do not Prune in March

Do not Prune in April

Do not Prune in May

Do not Prune in June

Do not Prune in July

Do not Prune in August

Do Prune in September

Do Prune in October

Do not Prune in November

Do not Prune in December

Mahonia 'Apollo' and wildlife

Mahonia 'Apollo' is known for attracting bees and birds. It nectar-pollen-rich-flowers and has seeds for birds.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Attractive to Birds

Does not attract Butterflies​/​Moths

Does not attract Other pollinators

Is Mahonia 'Apollo' poisonous?

Mahonia 'Apollo' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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