Mahonia Aquifolium


Mahonia Aquifolium, Oregon Grape. An open suckering evergreen shrub with bright green spiny toothed leaves often turning purple-red in winter. Clusters of yellow flowers in spring followed by blue-black berries. Commonly used in a border. Max Height 1m. Max Spread 1.5m. Flowers April to May. Fruits June.


Moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil, full or partial shade. Hardy


General Shrub Planting and care

  • Water the pot thoroughly and allow to drain fully.
  • If the Shrub is being planted in a lawn remove a circle of turf.
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base. Adding a bucketful of planting compost.
  • Remove the pot gently, if well rooted cut off the pot.
  • Position used. Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil.
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in, water the Shrub and area thoroughly.
  • Water regular until Shrub is established.
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring.