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50 - 80cm Mahonia aquifolium | Oregon Grape| Bare Root Hedging

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A winter flowering evergreen hedge, wonderful for supporting local wildlife!

'Oregon Grape' is a winter flowering, evergreen shrub which can be grown up to 3 meters high. Bright yellow flowers will burst into life in the dead of winter, standing out against the contrasting, sometimes dull backdrop of the January garden.

  • Supplied As:  Bare root
  • Height on Arrival:  50 - 80cm
  • Features:  Wildlife friendly, evergreen, distinctive yellow flowers
  • Habit:  Bushy
  • Deciduous?:  No, evergreen

Your hedging plant will be sent directly from our trusted grower. This means that you'll receive a nursery fresh plant which was on the growing table one day, and at your door the following. Our expert nursery has spent decades perfecting the art of watering, feeding, and pruning shrubs and trees, and will do so until hours before they are packed.

A wonderful plant for supporting local wildlife (and highly ornamental too!), Mahonia aquifolium is a great specimen to grow. Below we address its care information:

  • After planting, water your Mahonia generously to help its roots establish.
  • Full sun or part shade is fine, as are most soil types, but ensure that they are moist and well-drained. For the very best results, we recommend humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil in part shade.
  • Prune before new growth starts in mid-spring, as this prevents frost from harming vulnerable new shoots. Pruning scars will be covered by this new growth.

Please note, as part of protecting our treasured wildlife, always check for birds nests and other animals that may be in your hedge before you prune.

The key is to regularly water newly-planted plants, at least bimonthly for two months. It is also important to ensure adequate spacing between bushes, which is determined by a shrub's eventual height and spread.

Bare root and containerised plants have differing planting requirements. With bare root, it is important to soak the roots in water for up to two hours before planting, and with containerised plants, you should drench their rootball. For bare root plants, it is also beneficial to prune any woody roots back a few inches, and if you have a containerised plant, you should free any spiralized roots that are growing around the rootball's circumference. When planting, bare root plants need a graft point that is above the soil, but for containerised plants, it is better to have their pot sitting no less than an inch below the ground.

Bare root and containerised plants also share some of their planting needs; dig a hole twice the radius of the rootball, and fill the hole with a mix of compost and garden soil. After this, add fertiliser and mycorrhizal fungi. After providing a generous watering, you can finish with a later of mulch, but keep it from touching your plant's stems.

Apply fertiliser and replace decomposed mulch come spring. Collect fallen leaves in autumn.

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Why X?

These flowers give way to deep blue-black berries at the start of spring and provide much needed early food for the returning wildlife. It's wild habit creates a rough, natural looking hedge, ideal for creating an informal, wildlife friendly border. Oregon Grape's foliage has spiky edges so are often mistaken for Holly, although these leaves will turn a deep crimson in autumn.

Common Name Oregon_Grape
Is Collection/Mix? No
Needs Ericaceous Compost? No
Type Hedging Plants
Supplied As Bare Root
Supplied As Bare Root
Latin Name Mahonia