Mahonia x media ‘Winter Sun’
Mahonia x media ‘Winter Sun,’ also known as Winter Sun Mahonia or Oregon Grape, is a striking evergreen shrub renowned for its glossy dark green leaves, which turn reddish-purple in colder temperatures. It blooms with fragrant yellow flowers from late autumn through winter, attracting pollinators, and later produces bluish-black berries. This compact shrub provides year-round visual interest, especially during the winter months when its blooms stand out. ‘Winter Sun’ is a versatile, low-maintenance ornamental shrub used for focal points, structural elements, or mass plantings in gardens and landscapes.
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Care & Size Guidance
Mahonia x media ‘Winter Sun’ is low-maintenance, thriving in well-draining soil with consistent moisture. It prefers partial to full shade but can tolerate some sun. Prune after flowering to maintain shape and remove dead branches. Fertilisation is rarely needed unless nutrient deficiencies are evident.
‘Winter Sun’ typically reaches 1.8 to 2.5 metres in height and spread, though this can vary. Plan its placement in your garden, allowing space for its mature size to maximize its visual appeal.