‘Marvel’ Mahonia

Mahonia x media 'Marvel' PP27425

Statuesque and upright, Marvel's large frond-like leaves develop in whorls along coarsely branched stems. Gorgeous sprays of fragrant, yellow flowers appear in late fall or early winter. Flowers develop into grape-like clusters of wax-coated black berries by late summer and autumn.

Bloom/Feature

Yellow, fragrant sprays in late fall, early winter

Plant Type

New IntroductionsPreviewShrubs

Evergreen or Deciduous

Evergreen

USDA Zones

6, 7, 8, 9

Zone Detail

Hardy to -10°F to 0°F

Key Features

Upright Habit, Water-wise, Winter / Fall Foliage Color

Flowering Season

Winter

Use

Accent, Border, Mass Planting

Exposure

Part sun to shade

Water

Medium

Soil Type

Moist well-drained clay soil

Fertilizer

Yearly in spring

Dimensions

6' H x 4' W

Pruning

After flowering 

Planting Instructions

  • water before planting
  • plant in shade to part shade
  • dig hole 2X the width of pot,
  • backfill and plant 1"-2" above soil level
  • water and add more soil if needed
  • mulch plants