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Mahonia × media 'Charity' ('Charity' mahonia)

Mahonia × media 'Charity' Photo/Illustration: Courtest of www.paghat.com


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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Mahonia × media 'Charity' mah-HOE-nee-ah ex MEE-dee-ah Common Name: 'Charity' mahonia Genus: Mahonia
Few shrubs offer flowers as late as this one, which starts blooming in late October or early November. The upright, 10- to 12-inch-wide flower clusters last until January or February, then give way to long strings of dark purple fruit that the birds devour. The evergreen foliage is so architectural, 'Charity' would be a spectacular shrub even if it didn't bloom. Some years, the leaves turn red, but instead of relying on it, consider it a pleasant surprise when it happens.
Noteworthy characteristics: Showy flowers in fall and winter; bird-attracting fruit; evergreen, architectural foliage.
Care: Provide partial sun to fairly deep shade and moist, well-drained soil.
Problems: Generally trouble-free.
Height 10 ft. to 15 ft.
Spread 10 ft. to 15 ft.
Growth Habit Clumps
Light Part Shade to Full Shade
Moisture Medium Moisture
Maintenance Low
Tolerance Frost Tolerant
Characteristics Attracts Birds; Showy Fall Foliage; Showy Flowers; Showy Foliage; Showy Fruit
Bloom Time Fall; Late Fall; Winter
Foliage Color Evergreen
Flower Color Yellow Flower
Uses Beds and Borders
Style Shade, Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest Winter Interest, Summer Interest, Fall Interest
Type Shrubs

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