Lionel Fortescue Mahonia

Mahonia x media 'Lionel Fortescue'

Dramatic sprays of freeze-resistant fragrant yellow flowers contrast with a statuesque, upright branching structure with thick, lustrous, fern-shaped leaves. Shiny blue-black ornamental berries follow, often persisting through winter. This easy-care shrub has excellent resistance to black stem rust. Perfect for a woodland setting or wildlife garden. Evergreen.
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Full shade, Partial shade

Best with regular watering. Requires less frequent watering, once established.

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Average Size at MaturityGrows to 7 to 10 ft. tall and 4 to 5 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeLate fall to early winter
Design IdeasUse as a bold focal point in the winter garden. Situate at the back of a border or plant as an informal hedge. Perfect for massing under the canopy of large shade trees. This disease resistant selection makes an attractive, low maintenance addition to woodland settings or wildlife gardens.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorYellow
Foliage ColorDark Green
Garden StyleRustic
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBarrier, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsFull shade, Partial shade
Special FeatureEasy Care, Improved Disease Resistance, Naturalizes Well, Ornamental Berries, Shade Loving, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsBest with regular watering. Requires less frequent watering, once established.

Provide well drained soil. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first few growing seasons to establish a deep, extensive root system. Prune young plants in early spring to promote dense branching. A slow-release balanced fertilizer may be applied in spring. May be pruned after flowering to maintain size.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-9

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