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Mahonia x media 'Lionel Fortescue' (Oregon grape)

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 'Lionel Fortescue'

Other names

Oregon grape

Genus

Mahonia Mahonia

Variety or Cultivar

'Lionel Fortescue' _ 'Lionel Fortescue' is a large evergreen shrub with spiny, pinnate leaves and bright-yellow scented flowers in clustered upright racemes followed by blue-black berries.


Mahonia x media 'Lionel Fortescue' is: Evergreen

Fragrance

The flowers are scented

Habit

Bushy, Erect, Spreading

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Yellow in Autumn; Yellow in Winter

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Powdery mildew Powdery mildew

General care

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

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

Suggested uses

Architectural, Banks and Slopes, Low Maintenance, Resistant to pollution, Wildlife

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)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Mahonia x media 'Lionel Fortescue'

Other names

Oregon grape

Genus

Mahonia Mahonia

Variety or Cultivar

'Lionel Fortescue' _ 'Lionel Fortescue' is a large evergreen shrub with spiny, pinnate leaves and bright-yellow scented flowers in clustered upright racemes followed by blue-black berries.

Foliage

Evergreen

Fragrance

The flowers are scented

Habit

Bushy, Erect, Spreading

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Yellow in Autumn; Yellow in Winter

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific diseases

Powdery mildew

General care

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

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

Suggested uses

Architectural, Banks and Slopes, Low Maintenance, Resistant to pollution, Wildlife

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 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7

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