Mahonia
Mahonia x media 'Charity'

Family: Berberidaceae (bear-ber-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Mahonia (ma-HO-nee-uh) (Info)
Species: x media (MEED-ee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Charity
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Category:

Edible Fruits and Nuts

Perennials

Shrubs

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Chartreuse (Yellow-Green)

Bloom Time:

Late Fall/Early Winter

Mid Winter

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Variegated

Smooth-Textured

Veined

Good Fall Color

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

This plant is resistant to deer

Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From softwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

San Leandro, California

Stone Mountain, Georgia

Catonsville, Maryland

Short Hills, New Jersey

Raleigh, North Carolina (2 reports)

Dallas, Texas

Bothell, Washington

Seattle, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jan 16, 2011, Get_growing from Dallas, TX wrote:

I love the architectural quality of this plant, provides nice structure to the garden. Pretty, plentiful, lightly fragrant, yellow bell-shaped flowers all winter. Leaves are attractive dark-green color, but beware - stiff leaves have sharply pointed tips, so can be used to keep unwanted traffic out of the area. Slow to moderate growth rate. Requires mostly shade here in Dallas. Highly recommended, many reasons to love this unusual plant.