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Mahonia x savilliana (Mahonia x savilliana)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
3m
Max height
3m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Mahonia x savilliana

Other names

Mahonia x savilliana

Genus

Mahonia Mahonia

Species

M. x savilliana - M. x savilliana is an erect, somewhat variable, evergreen shrub with long, pinnate, leaves divided into lance-shaped, softly spiny, dark green leaflets, reddish-purple in spring, sometime white beneath, and dense, upright to spreading racemes of fragrant, yellow-orange flowers in winter followed by blue-black fruit.


Mahonia x savilliana is: Evergreen

Habit

Erect, Arching

Flower

Yellow-orange in Winter

Foliage

Reddish-purple in Spring; 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

Sow seed in autumn. Stratify seeds.

Propagation methods

Semi-ripe cuttings, Semi-hardwood cuttings, Seed, Suckers


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Where to grow

Mahonia x savilliana (Mahonia x savilliana) will reach a height of 3m and a spread of 3m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Grow in moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil in full or partial shade. Tolerates full sun if soil is kept consistently moist.

Soil type

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

Soil drainage

Moisture-retentive, Moist but 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)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Mahonia x savilliana

Other names

Mahonia x savilliana

Genus

Mahonia Mahonia

Species

M. x savilliana - M. x savilliana is an erect, somewhat variable, evergreen shrub with long, pinnate, leaves divided into lance-shaped, softly spiny, dark green leaflets, reddish-purple in spring, sometime white beneath, and dense, upright to spreading racemes of fragrant, yellow-orange flowers in winter followed by blue-black fruit.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Erect, Arching


Colour

Flower

Yellow-orange in Winter

Foliage

Reddish-purple in Spring; 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

Sow seed in autumn. Stratify seeds.

Propagation methods

Semi-ripe cuttings, Semi-hardwood cuttings, Seed, Suckers


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Mahonia x savilliana (Mahonia x savilliana) will reach a height of 3m and a spread of 3m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Grow in moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil in full or partial shade. Tolerates full sun if soil is kept consistently moist.

Soil type

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

Soil drainage

Moisture-retentive, Moist but 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)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6

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