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    • <i>Mahonia japonica</i>

      Mahonia japonica

      M. japonica is an erect medium-sized evergreen shrub with large, spined, leathery pinnate leaves and small, fragrant light yellow flowers in spreading or drooping sprays from late autumn to early spring, followed by blue-black berries

    • <i>Mahonia</i> × <i>media</i>

      Mahonia × media

      Mahonia x media is a large, evergreen, strongly upright shrub with leaves up to 45cm long composed of 17 to 21 tough, spiny leaflets. The small, cup-shaped, slightly-scented, yellow flowers are carried at the ends of the branches in clusters of long sprays, at first upright then spreading, and followed by juicy, oval, black berries

    • <i>Mahonia</i> × <i>lindsayae</i> 'Cantab'

      Mahonia × lindsayae 'Cantab'

      'Cantab' is a stoutly branched, evergreen shrub with large, arching, spiny leaves up to 60cm long, with up to 15 leaflets, some of which turn red in winter. The pale lemon, scented flowers are produced in lax sprays in late autumn and early winter

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  • Find out what's hot with Graham Rice's new plants blog / RHS Gardening

    Mahonia 'Soft Caress': New spine-free Mahonia from Crocus...Mahonia 'Soft Caress': New spine-free Mahonia from Crocus (click to enlarge...Mahonia 'Soft Caress': New spine-free Mahonia from Crocus

  • Read The Plantsman March 2011 / RHS Gardening

    Developments in Mahonia - Julian Shaw...Julian Shaw talks about developments in Mahonia in this issue of The Plantsman...See RHS expert advice on pruning evergreens such as Mahonia...

  • Plant of the Year 2013 at Chelsea / RHS Gardening

    A beautiful new mahonia has been awarded the Plant of the Year 2013...Mahonia eurybracteata subsp. ganpinensis 'Soft Caress' has been hailed the Plant of the Year 2013...1st place - Mahonia eurybracteata subsp. ganpinensis 'Soft Caress' (pictured above

  • Learn more about berberis sawfly and how to help the RHS with research / RHS Gardening

    Size & characteristics : Berberis and Mahonia have no significant defoliators other than the larvae of the berberis sawfly ( Arge berberidis ) in the UK...Berberis sawfly larvae are found on Berberis and Mahonia species and cultivars, most frequently on Berberis thunbergii...Adult berberis sawfly can be found flying around Berberis and Mahonia in the spring and summer and have been observed visiting the flowers of Eryngium caerulescens and fennel ( Foeniculum vulgare ), where they feed on nectar and...

  • Read about RHS Garden Hyde Hall's Plant of the Month / RHS Gardening

    Mahonia x media 'Lionel Fortescue' is evergreen and reaches around 3.5m (12ft) and can be used either as a single specimen to add structure to planting or as screening where its erect habit will act as a useful ?filter...Mahonia has leathery, pinnate leaves which are dark green with 17?21 sharply toothed leaflets...Mahonia prefers to be grown in humus-rich, moist, but well-drained soil in full or part shade but will tolerate sun if the soil remains moist

  • Read articles from The Plantsman, June 2014 / RHS Gardening

    In this issue of The Plantsman we hear about the RHS trial of border Campanula, cultivated Styrax, the true identities of Mahonia acanthifolia and M...Clarifying the identities of two Nepalese Mahonia (831kB pdf

  • Dry shade garden champions for that tricky spot / RHS Gardening

    Mahonia aquifolium 'Apollo...One of the best berries for jelly that there is, the fruits of the Oregon grape ( Mahonia aquifolium ) taste very sharp and a little bitter when you eat them straight from the bush