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

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
4m
Max height
4m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Mahonia x media 'Charity'

Other names

Oregon grape 'Charity', Mahonia 'Charity', Berberis x hortensis 'Charity'

Genus

Mahonia Mahonia

Variety or Cultivar

'Charity' _ 'Charity' is an upright, bushy, evergreen shrub with pinnate leaves divided into lance-shaped, sharply toothed, dark-green leaflets and racemes of small, fragrant, cup-shaped, bright yellow flowers from late autumn to late winter. Flowers are followed by ovoid, blue-black fruit.


Mahonia x media 'Charity' is: Evergreen

Fragrance

Flowers are fragrant.

Habit

Bushy, Upright

Flower

Bright-yellow in Autumn; Bright-yellow in Winter

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 8.

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 4m and a spread of 4m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Banks and Slopes, Beds and borders, Bees (attract & feed bees), City, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance, Woodland

Cultivation

Grow in moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil in partial or full shade. Tolerates sun if the soil is not too dry. Suitable for a woodland setting.

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 x media 'Charity'

Other names

Oregon grape 'Charity', Mahonia 'Charity', Berberis x hortensis 'Charity'

Genus

Mahonia Mahonia

Variety or Cultivar

'Charity' _ 'Charity' is an upright, bushy, evergreen shrub with pinnate leaves divided into lance-shaped, sharply toothed, dark-green leaflets and racemes of small, fragrant, cup-shaped, bright yellow flowers from late autumn to late winter. Flowers are followed by ovoid, blue-black fruit.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Evergreen

Fragrance

Flowers are fragrant.

Habit

Bushy, Upright


Colour

Flower

Bright-yellow in Autumn; Bright-yellow in Winter

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 8.

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Mahonia x media 'Charity' (Oregon grape 'Charity') will reach a height of 4m and a spread of 4m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Banks and Slopes, Beds and borders, Bees (attract & feed bees), City, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance, Woodland

Cultivation

Grow in moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil in partial or full shade. Tolerates sun if the soil is not too dry. Suitable for a woodland setting.

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 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6

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I have been given two of these plants one has some new growth at the top, the other has none, can I cut these back and if so so will they come back next season.William Stewart. read more

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