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Winter Sun Mahonia x media 'Winter Sun'

Description

'Winter Sun' mahonia is a statuesque, evergreen shrub that makes an interesting focal point for the winter garden. In December, 'Winter Sun' lights up any garden with its bright yellow flower spikes perched above its course-textured, almost holly-looking, foliage.

Chosen as an improved selection in Ireland in 1966, this mahonia hybrid is a relative newcomer to the Carolinas. It has a more compact habit with more fragrant flowers than the common leatherleaf mahonia.

Even with its compact growth habit, 'Winter Sun' will still reach a height of 10 feet if left unpruned. Set out this mahonia in a partially shaded location. Additional water is essential during prolonged summer droughts.

As an added benefit, the plant produces grape-like clusters of black berries in late spring that songbirds love to eat.

 

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Common Name(s):

Winter Sun

Cultivar(s):

'Winter Sun'

Category:

Shrubs

Comment:

'Winter Sun' mahonia is a statuesque, evergreen shrub that makes an interesting focal point for the winter garden. In December, 'Winter Sun' lights up any garden with its bright yellow flower spikes perched above its course-textured, almost holly-looking, foliage.

Chosen as an improved selection in Ireland in 1966, this mahonia hybrid is a relative newcomer to the Carolinas. It has a more compact habit with more fragrant flowers than the common leatherleaf mahonia.

Even with its compact growth habit, 'Winter Sun' will still reach a height of 10 feet if left unpruned. Set out this mahonia in a partially shaded location. Additional water is essential during prolonged summer droughts.

As an added benefit, the plant produces grape-like clusters of black berries in late spring that songbirds love to eat.

Height:

10

Foliage:

Course-textured, almost holly-looking foliage. Evergreen.

Flower:

December blooms of bright yellow flower spikes. More fragrant then the common leatherleaf mahonia.

Zones:

7 to 9

Site:

Partially shaded location, additional water during summer droughts.

Texture:

Course

Tags:

showstopper, show stopper, birds, fragrant, wildlife, evergreen

Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Winter Sun'
Tags:
#fragrant#evergreen#birds#wildlife plant#show stopper
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Winter Sun'
Tags:
#fragrant#evergreen#birds#wildlife plant#show stopper
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Mahonia
    Family:
    Berberidaceae
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Attracts:
    Songbirds