A striking, architectural garden shrub
Glossy, evergreen foliage
Useful for security planting as they will help deter burglars and also cats
A striking, architectural garden shrub, Mahonia aquifolium will give you year round interest. The glossy, evergreen foliage is accompanied by acid yellow spring blossom that is followed by blue-black berries in the autumn, when the leaves gain a purple flush.
Mahonia leaves are large and prickly, making them useful for security planting as they will help deter burglars and also cats. A Mahonia will spread and is ideal for planting in a shady spot, so a great addition to a woodland garden. Easy to grow and low maintenance, it is an ideal shrub for a beginner to gardening. Height: 1m (39"). Spread: 1.5m (59").
Culinary information: The ripe fruits are too acidic to eat raw but can be stewed with sugar or other fruits and made into jelly or pies. They are used to help the milder flavour of some fruits or to make a lemonade-like drink. Young leaves are simmered in water and eaten as a snack. For more details about edible flowers click here.
Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season, meaning arrival images are an indication only.
Height Up to 100cm (40in)
Spread Up to 150cm (59in)
low maintenance gardenwildlife gardenswoodland garden
sun or semi shadedappled shadeshade
1 x 9cm potted mahonia plant (KA7523)
2 x 9cm potted mahonia plants (KA7887)
1 plant in 3.5 litre pot (58150)
2 plants in 3.5 litre pots (T58151P)
Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.
Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.
Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £4.99.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £6.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.
Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.
Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.
For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.
Van Meuwen strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3
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