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Mahonia x media 'Charity' (Oregon grape 'Charity')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1.8m
Max height
1.5m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Mahonia x media 'Charity'

Other names

Oregon grape 'Charity', Mahonia 'Charity'

Genus

Mahonia Mahonia

Variety or Cultivar

'Charity' _ 'Charity' is a bushy, upright, evergreen shrub with dark-green, spiny, glossy leaves. In autumn and winter it bears fragrant, yellow flowers which are followed by blue-black berries.


Mahonia x media 'Charity' is: Evergreen

Fragrance

Flowers are fragrant.

Habit

Erect

Flower

Yellow in Winter

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn; Purple, Dark-green in Winter

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Powdery mildew , Rust Powdery mildew , Rust

General care

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Mahonia x media 'Charity' (Oregon grape 'Charity') will reach a height of 1.8m 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 shade or partial shade.

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)

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Botanical name

Mahonia x media 'Charity'

Other names

Oregon grape 'Charity', Mahonia 'Charity'

Genus

Mahonia Mahonia

Variety or Cultivar

'Charity' _ 'Charity' is a bushy, upright, evergreen shrub with dark-green, spiny, glossy leaves. In autumn and winter it bears fragrant, yellow flowers which are followed by blue-black berries.

Foliage

Evergreen

Fragrance

Flowers are fragrant.

Habit

Erect


Colour

Flower

Yellow in Winter

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn; Purple, Dark-green in Winter


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Specific diseases

Powdery mildew , Rust

General care

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Mahonia x media 'Charity' (Oregon grape 'Charity') will reach a height of 1.8m 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 shade or partial shade.

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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Dear Shoot, In January we bought a Mahonia Charity, a large one which came over from Italy and cost £180. It has shown absolutely no new growth despite all the rain. Also, our gardener planted it… read more

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