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Mahonia 'Sweet Winter' (Oregon grape 'Sweet Winter')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1.2m
Max height
1.2m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Mahonia 'Sweet Winter'

Other names

Oregon grape 'Sweet Winter'

Genus

Mahonia Mahonia

Variety or Cultivar

'Sweet Winter' _ 'Sweet Winter' is a compact, upright, bushy, evergreen shrub with pinnate leaves divided into widely-spaced, linear to narrowly lance-shaped, toothed, dark green leaflets and, from mid-autumn into winter, arching to spreading racemes of lightly fragrant, yellow to yellow-green flowers followed by spherical, blue-black berries.


Mahonia 'Sweet Winter' is: Evergreen

Habit

Compact, Bushy, Upright

Flower

Yellow in Autumn; Yellow in Winter

Foliage

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

Semi-hardwood cuttings, Semi-ripe cuttings


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Where to grow

Mahonia 'Sweet Winter' (Oregon grape 'Sweet Winter') will reach a height of 1.2m and a spread of 1.2m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Grow in moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil in a sheltered, partially shaded site. Against a shaded wall is ideal.

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

Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Mahonia 'Sweet Winter'

Other names

Oregon grape 'Sweet Winter'

Genus

Mahonia Mahonia

Variety or Cultivar

'Sweet Winter' _ 'Sweet Winter' is a compact, upright, bushy, evergreen shrub with pinnate leaves divided into widely-spaced, linear to narrowly lance-shaped, toothed, dark green leaflets and, from mid-autumn into winter, arching to spreading racemes of lightly fragrant, yellow to yellow-green flowers followed by spherical, blue-black berries.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Compact, Bushy, Upright


Colour

Flower

Yellow in Autumn; Yellow in Winter

Foliage

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

Semi-hardwood cuttings, Semi-ripe cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Mahonia 'Sweet Winter' (Oregon grape 'Sweet Winter') will reach a height of 1.2m and a spread of 1.2m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Grow in moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil in a sheltered, partially shaded site. Against a shaded wall is ideal.

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

Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7

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