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X Mahoberberis 'Dart's Desire' (Hybrid mahonia 'Dart's Desire')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.6m
Max height
0.6m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

X Mahoberberis 'Dart's Desire'

Other names

Hybrid mahonia 'Dart's Desire'

Genus

X Mahoberberis X Mahoberberis

Variety or Cultivar

'Dart's Desire' _ 'Dart's Desire' is a compact, bushy, evergreen shrub with glossy, spiny-toothed, leathery, dark green leaves and small clusters of bright yellow flowers in spring are followed by spherical, blue-black berries.


X Mahoberberis 'Dart's Desire' is: Evergreen

Habit

Bushy, Compact

Flower

Yellow in Spring

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Sawflies Sawflies

Powdery mildew Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 8. Requires little pruning but will tolerate hard pruning. Remove no more than two older branches every 3 years.

Propagation methods

Semi-ripe cuttings


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Where to grow

X Mahoberberis 'Dart's Desire' (Hybrid mahonia 'Dart's Desire') will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.6m 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 partial shade. Tolerates full sun and full 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, Full Sun

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

X Mahoberberis 'Dart's Desire'

Other names

Hybrid mahonia 'Dart's Desire'

Genus

X Mahoberberis X Mahoberberis

Variety or Cultivar

'Dart's Desire' _ 'Dart's Desire' is a compact, bushy, evergreen shrub with glossy, spiny-toothed, leathery, dark green leaves and small clusters of bright yellow flowers in spring are followed by spherical, blue-black berries.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Bushy, Compact


Colour

Flower

Yellow in Spring

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Sawflies

Specific diseases

Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 8. Requires little pruning but will tolerate hard pruning. Remove no more than two older branches every 3 years.

Propagation methods

Semi-ripe cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

X Mahoberberis 'Dart's Desire' (Hybrid mahonia 'Dart's Desire') will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.6m 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 partial shade. Tolerates full sun and full 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, Full Sun

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, Zone 6

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