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Mahonia x media - 'Buckland' (Mahonia)

Mahonia x media - 'Buckland' (Mahonia)
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Type Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Evergreen, Flowering
Form Rounded Multi-Stemmed Bush, Architectural Form
Size Large Border / Screening Plant (1.8 to 3m height)
Colours Yellow Flowers (Winter), Dark green Foliage
Care Low/Easy Maintenance - Tough Plant
Hardiness Very hardy
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Mahonia x media Description

This tall evergreen is valued for its upright architectural form and reddish autumnal colour . Foliage is divided into spinney leaflets. Yellow blossoms are borne in winter on spikes. Ideal as vandal proof screen / tall specimen. 5m x 3.5m


Mahonia x media - Cultivation Notes

This fast growing evergreen prefers moist yet well drained fertile soil in shady / woodland conditions. Avoid hard pruning - limiting annual pruning to the removal of dead wood in spring, cut back main branches if leggy.


Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage


Strengths of Mahonia x media:

  • Scented blossom
  • Spiney growth can deter unwanted visitors!
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Provides valuable winter interest
  • Evergreen foliage for all year round colour and screening
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
  • Fruit / berry producing
  • Attractive form or foliage for all year interest
  • Tolerates cold exposed locations
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils
  • Suitable for planting in full shade
  • Produces winter flowers

Weaknesses of Mahonia x media

  • Spiney plant - can scratch young children and gardeners!
  • Does not tolerate very dry or very wet soils

Design & Plant Use for Mahonia x media:

  • Provides scented winter blossom
  • Evergreen plant with attractive foliage for winter interest
  • Evergreen shrub suitable for planting in a shady location
  • Outstanding large evergreen foliage
  • Ideal flowering shrub for problem clay soils

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Common Missspellings: Merhonia, Mahonea, Merhonia, Mahonea, Merhoenia

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