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Mahonia 2 (Mahonia)



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That is very beautiful. :o)
How long will it stay in flower ?

29 Nov, 2008

 

Probably till late February/early March

29 Nov, 2008

 

Thanks.
Just confirming ~ Mahonia charity ???

29 Nov, 2008

 

wonderful plant, great job Andrew

29 Nov, 2008

 

TT - it came without a label but I'm inclined to think it is 'Charity'

29 Nov, 2008

 

Thank you. :o)

29 Nov, 2008

 

Mahonia is native to this area. There are three kinds; Tall, creeping and one commonly known as Oregon Grape. However, they flower in the spring around May and by summer have small blue berries with a whitish bloom. Rather like what we call blueberries.
This one looks like it would be a cultivar of the Tall Mahonia. The First Nations people used to use the bright yellow wood to make yellow dye. The flowers in the native species smell lovely. Are those flowers fragrant Andrew?

30 Nov, 2008

 

The Orgeon Grape is mahonia aquifolium (which also suckers)
M.'Charity' is a cultivar of M.x media, a cross of M.lomariifolia, a slightly tender upright variety, and M.japonica which is more bushy and tough as old boots.
And yes, this one is is very fragrant

30 Nov, 2008

 

Useful information.
Thanks to both :o)

30 Nov, 2008

 

Thats beautiful Andrew

1 Dec, 2008

 

It looks fabulous Andrew!! :o)

2 Dec, 2008

 

Andrew, when did this bloom? I also have a huge variety that blooms in Januray. I have a brain clot at the moment and cannot remember its name. It looks much like yours. but I think the flowers are more erect. It is very close.

There are many new Mahonia out in the market and some of these like "Charity" are well worth buying. A ten in my book. Great foliage, Great flowers. Flowers at an odd time of the year.

When mine blooms I will take a shot and upload it.

3 Dec, 2008

 

Must get myself one of these again, I had one at a previous home. This year, the ones I've seen around look particularly good.

3 Dec, 2008

 

Skyline - it's in full flower now despite some cold (for us) weather

3 Dec, 2008

 

Great photo . I have several that have finished and others coming in right now . Are there any other mahonias near that one ? I like growing them from seed .

4 Dec, 2008

 

Not especially close. I guess the nearest is about 25 feet away (and that was only planted this autumn so is yet to get established and flower)

4 Dec, 2008

 

this is lovely Andrew, hope mine looks like this in a few years,

11 Dec, 2008

 

thats a great photo...
and i just realized I didnt see anything since end of november ... geeee :|

31 Jan, 2009



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