Mahonia

Mahonia 'Cabaret'

Mahonia - Mahonia  'Cabaret'

Common Name: Mahonia
Genus: Mahonia
Cultivar: 'Cabaret'

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage, Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 1.00 m (100 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.80 m (80 cm)

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: Yellow
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: August to November

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

This delightful new introduction has only recently become available. It has the same glossy holly-like evergreen foliage that you would expect to see on a Mahonia but this compact variety produces its flowers from the end of summer and all the way through autumn. These appear initially as elegant racemes smothered with bright orange-red buds that open from the base of the spike to reveal cheerful yellow flowers. Once the flowers have faded bluish-grey berries form which contrast beautifully with the winter foliage.

Garden Care: Apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant in spring.


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