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Mahonia × media 'Buckland' AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Shrub

Habit

Bushy

Fragrance

Flower

Resilience

Hardiness

H4 (hardy - average winter)

Colour

Flower

Yellow in Autumn and Winter

Foliage

Dark Green in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter

Fruit

Black and Blue in Winter

Size

Ultimate height

2.5-4 metres

Ultimate spread

2.5-4 metres

Time to ultimate height

10-20 years


Preferred common name

Oregon grape 'Buckland'

Family

Berberidaceae


Mahonia are evergreen shrubs with leathery, pinnate leaves which are often spine-toothed, and clustered racemes of sometimes fragrant yellow flowers, sometimes followed by black or purple berries

'Buckland' is a large, erect, evergreen shrub with spiny pinnate leaves and small, slightly fragrant yellow flowers in long, spreading clustered racemes in late autumn and winter, followed by blue-black berries

Synonym(s)

  • Mahonia 'Buckland'

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Part shade
  • Full shade

Aspect

  • North-facing, East-facing, South-facing or West-facing
  • Sheltered or Exposed

Cultivation

Grow in any well-drained or moist but well-drained soil in shade or partial shade. Good for a woodland setting

Soil

  • Well-drained or Moist but well-drained
  • Acid, Alkaline or Neutral
  • Chalk, Clay, Sand or Loam

Propagation

Propagate by seed and semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Banks and Slopes, Low Maintenance, Wildlife Gardens or Architectural


How to care

Pruning

Pruning group 8

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

A rust and powdery mildews may be a problem