Grown for the bright yellow flowers, and attractive deep green foliage Mahonia are a good plant for many landscaping situations. One of the main attraction is the foliage, wonderful texture year round which is a welcome addition to any garden. Most species will reach to around 2m in height and the spiny foliage is a standout.
Underused in Australian gardens, these are a plant that offer texture through the foliage, and colour in winter with good bright yellow flowers.
These are a group of winter flowering plants and are grown as shrubs or small trees. They are broad-leaved evergreens, with holly like leaves, with a number species and cultivars available for sale ranging from 40cm to 3m, they are a versatile shrub, uses include hedging plants
Mahonia prefer semi shade and moist soil but are a tough plant and will tolerate harsher conditions. All species can be pruned to control size. Mahonia flowers are followed by bluish black berries, sometimes used as a jelly.
These are not a large plant and can easily find a place in most gardens, grow them for the foliage, or for the winter flowers, they are rewarding and easy care.
- Height – 1 to 2 metres for most varieties, some taller.
- Width – 1 metre plus
- Flowers – Yellow
- Flowering Time – Winter
- Foliage – Evergreen
- Frost tolerant – Yes
- Drought tolerant – Yes
You may also be interested in these Mahonia Varieties
- M. lomariifolia
- M. nepaulensis – This is a rare species from Nepal, taller growing than most.
- M. aquifolium
- M. fortunei
- M. japonica
- M. x wagneri moseri
Mahonia plants are available for sale form the following nurseries
412 James Lane, Fern Hill VIC. 3458 - Phone 0419002651
Large range of Rare plants, Climbers, Bulbs, Perennials Fruit Trees, Ornamental Trees and Shrubs. Available both Retail and by Mail Order
82 David Hill Rd Monbulk (Opposite Vika Ave)
Japanese Maple and Magnolia specialists, Wholesale and Retail. Large range of other deciduous and evergreen ornamental trees and shrubs.