Mahonia x Media Charity is an evergreen slow growing bushy shrub with striking leathery foliage that is unusually sharp at the ends, making it very useful as a 'security plant'. Mahonia x Media Charity is most valued however for its clusters of small yellow flowers that emerge in mid-winter, followed by attractive purple berries (much to the delight of the birds).
The vibrant and highly attractive fragrant yellow flowers on racemes usually appear in large clumps across the plant around November and continue throughout December. These are followed by purple berries.
Mahonia Media copes equally well in full sun and partial shade. It is also good in exposed sites as the leathery foliage is very tough in windy areas.
The bright colourful flowers attract wildlife and look particularly good in woodland settings or on contemporary rooftops.
This Mahonia hybrid is also known as Oregon Grape Charity. It will eventually reach a height of around 2 metres square over time.