Mahonia x media 'Winter Sun' is a superb, winter-flowering evergreen shrub producing long, arching, tapered flower clusters - bright yellow and highly fragrant, between November and March. The flowers sit above spiny-toothed, glossy, deep-green leaves reminiscent of Holly, which grow in pairs on long stems originating from a central rosette. The vibrant flowers are followed on in spring by ornamental blue-black berries.
Mahonia 'Winter Sun' has been awarded the prestigious RHS 'Award of Garden Merit' for its striking architectural form, superb winter colour and stunning fragrance.
A shade-loving plant but tolerant of some sun, Mahonia 'Winter Sun' will grow in all moist soil types and locations. It can grow to be a large shrub however with a height and spread of up to 5m x 4m but can be kept smaller with pruning. Allow it a decent amount of room to grow in a shady spot and in winter you'll be rewarded with warm, sunny flowers and cheer whatever the weather.
Whilst Mahonia 'Winter Sun' will happily look after itself, if you wish to keep it trimmed to shape, do so in spring after flowering has finished. A leggy plant can be encouraged to develop growth at the bottom by cutting back hard to around a third of its size. Mulch well annually in spring around the base.
Please be aware when pruning Mahonia, that the prickly rigid leaves require thick gloves to handle. Having said that, this striking plant is considered very much worth the effort!
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