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Mahonia x media 'Charity'/Charity Oregon Grape

Mahonia x media 'Charity' / Mahonia x media 'Charity'
Spring fruit and foliage
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Spring fruit and foliage

Developing fruit on long panicles

Stiff, upright growing shrub

Close-up image of young fruit in spring

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Scientific Name: Mahonia x media 'Charity'
Common Name: Charity Oregon Grape
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Bloom time: Fall, Winter
Flower color: Yellow
Fruit present: Spring, Winter
Fruit color: Purple
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: This evergreen shrub produces large, holly-like leaves and grows upright. Showy, attractive, slightly fragrant, bright yellow flowers on long racemes appear during late autumn through early winter. It is a great shrub for the winter garden because of the yellow flowers and purple berries coming at a time when most plants are dormant. Mahonias do best in partial shade with some sunlight during the morning. Remove the canes of old straggly plant to encourage more new shoots.