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Year round interest in the garden
Glossy weatherproof foliage with vibrant yellow blossom in spring
Easy to grow and low maintenance
Fulfilled and sold by Thompson & Morgan
Height Up to 100cm (39in)
Spread Up to 150cm (59in)
wildlife gardenslow maintenance gardenwoodland garden
sun or semi shadedappled shadeshade
Mahonia aquifolium offers year round interest in the garden. These handsome shrubs have glossy, weatherproof foliage, and spring blossom in acid yellow tones. The blue-black berries later add to the show, along with the leaves taking on a purple flush in autumn!
Mahonia plants are prickly evergreens, so are ideal for security planting and deterring burglars and cats from your garden. Mahonia aquifolium is spreading, and will fill awkward areas in shade, which is especially useful for woodland gardens. An easy to grow, low-maintenance shrub, that is ideal for small gardens and beginners. Height: 1m (39"). Spread: 1.5m (59").
Culinary note: The ripe fruits are too acidic to eat raw but can be stewed with sugar or other fruits and made into jelly or pies. They are used to help the milder flavour of some fruits or to make a lemonade-like drink. Young leaves are simmered in water and eaten as a snack. For more details about edible flowers click here.
Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season, meaning arrival images are an indication only.
2 x 9cm potted mahonia plants (KA7887)
2 x 3.5 litre potted mahonia plants (T58151P)
1 x 9cm potted mahonia plant (KA7523)
1 x 3.5 litre potted mahonia plant (58150)
Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.
Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.
Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £4.99.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £6.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.
Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.
Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.
For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.
Thompson & Morgan strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3