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Mahonia aquifolium 'Apollo' (Oregon grape 'Apollo')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1m
Max height
1.5m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Mahonia aquifolium 'Apollo'

Other names

Oregon grape 'Apollo'

Genus

Mahonia Mahonia

Variety or Cultivar

'Apollo' _ 'Apollo' is compact, vigorous, spreading, evergreen shrub with pinnate leaves divided into ovate, spiny, glossy, dark green leaflets, flushed purple in winter, and, in spring, large clusters of bright yellow flowers followed by black fruit.


Mahonia aquifolium 'Apollo' is: Evergreen

Habit

Spreading, Compact

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Yellow in Spring

Foliage

Flushed purple in Winter; Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Powdery mildew , Rust Powdery mildew , Rust

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 8.

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Mahonia aquifolium 'Apollo' (Oregon grape 'Apollo') will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 1.5m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Banks and Slopes, Low Maintenance, Resistant to pollution, Wildlife, Drought Tolerant, Ground Cover, Woodland

Cultivation

Plant in well-drained or moist but well-drained soil in partial to full shade. Tolerates sun if the soil remains consistently moist.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Mahonia aquifolium 'Apollo'

Other names

Oregon grape 'Apollo'

Genus

Mahonia Mahonia

Variety or Cultivar

'Apollo' _ 'Apollo' is compact, vigorous, spreading, evergreen shrub with pinnate leaves divided into ovate, spiny, glossy, dark green leaflets, flushed purple in winter, and, in spring, large clusters of bright yellow flowers followed by black fruit.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Spreading, Compact

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Yellow in Spring

Foliage

Flushed purple in Winter; Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Specific diseases

Powdery mildew , Rust

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 8.

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Mahonia aquifolium 'Apollo' (Oregon grape 'Apollo') will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 1.5m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Banks and Slopes, Low Maintenance, Resistant to pollution, Wildlife, Drought Tolerant, Ground Cover, Woodland

Cultivation

Plant in well-drained or moist but well-drained soil in partial to full shade. Tolerates sun if the soil remains consistently moist.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 8, Zone 7

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