Mahonia


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Mahonia

 

a genus of plants of the family Berberidaceae. They are evergreen shrubs or small trees. The large leaves are oddpinnate, prickly, and leathery; the yellow flowers are gathered in racemes. There are more than 100 species, distributed in North and Central America, as well as in Asia from the Himalayas to Japan and Sumatra. The Oregon grape (Mahonia aquifolia) is a shrub measuring up to 1 m tall, with shiny dark green leaves and bright yellow many-flowered terminal racemes. It grows wild in the western part of North America and is cultivated as an ornamental in the temperate belt of the northern hemisphere. In severe winters the Oregon grape freezes. In a number of species the mature fruits, dark blue berries with a gray bloom or down, are used in candies and baked goods.

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Quotes for the pair were quickly chalked up, with Mahonia a best-priced 20-1 and Shoreacres five points bigger.
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amp; this is a winter must; MAHONIA Gives off a lily-of-the-valley-style scent fromNovember to March; VIBURNUM DAWN Adds vibrant colour and a wonderful hyacinth-style smell Pictures: GAP/ ALAMY/ MARIANNE MAJERUS/ GARDEN PICTURE LIBRARY
THE foliage is unpleasantly spiky, but plant a Mahonia in a spot where the leaves aren't easily accessible and you can enjoy its bright yellow flower spikes to your heart's content.
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Topiary always works well in a small space, but if you can't bear a formal look go for a series of specimen shrubs with interesting shapes such as yucca, phormium, fatsia and mahonia or shapely conifers like Skyrocket juniper.
Buddleia, chaenomeles, roses and conifers are not easy to move, and magnolia, mahonia, cytissus, cistus and lavender are notoriously difficult and should mostly be left where they are.
Nicholls enjoyed better fortune in the bumper when Mahonia and Sam Thomas nipped clear up the straight to make a winning debut for the champion trainer.
The solution here is to plant a border with resilient shrubs such as Viburnumtinus, dogwood (pictured), mahonia and berberis to create a barrier in front of the entrance and maybe a similar one at the exit of the alley.
LAST time in my A-Z of plants we looked at magnificent mahonia.
For a security hedge, try blackthorn mixed with hawthorn, pyracantha, cotoneaster and mahonia.
Prune | winter flowering shrubs such as mahonia and viburnum when they have finished their display.