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Mahonia x media 'Winter Sun'

Mahonia x media 'Winter Sun' (Mahonia 'Winter Sun')

is a bushy fully hardy perennial evergreen shrub with yellow flowers in early Winter, late Autumn and mid Winter. It grows well in semi-shade and shade, and prefers medium levels of water. The flowers are arranged in a raceme inflorescence. It has average drought tolerance. It looks best in Autumn, Summer and Winter.


Mahonia x media 'Winter Sun' grows in soils ranging from a pH of 6 (acidic ranges from 5.6 to 6) to 8 (slightly alkaline ranges from 7.6 to 8). It is adapted to chalk, clay, clay loam, loam, loamy sand, peat, sandy clay, sandy clay loam and sandy loam soils.


This is a erect shrub has an ultimate height of 1.8m / 5.9ft and spread of 1.8m / 5.9ft. It can take 6-10 years to reach its ultimate height.


It has green and purple leaves. The texture can be described as spiky.


A moderate pleasant scent is emitted from the flower.


Architectural, bank and slope, borders, drought resistant, flowering shrub, low maintenance and woodland margin.

Fruit and seed

The fruit is black. There is a fruit/seed abundance beginning in Summer and ending in Autumn.


Propagation techniques include cuttings.

-17°C / 1.4F 6 to 8 6-10 years 1.8m / 5.9ft 1.8m / 5.9ft
Common names
Mahonia 'Winter Sun' (Ireland)
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  • When watering, always water the base of the plant. If you water the leaves most of it will just evaporate. Also, just water once a week so that the ground is soaked. This helps roots grow down into the ground, otherwise you will end up with shallow roots.
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