Mahonia x media


Mahonia × media is an interspecific hybrid evergreen shrub. Its parents are Mahonia lomariifolia and Mahonia japonica. It is erect and may reach 2 metres. It has large, spined, leathery leaves and sprays of slightly fragrant yellow flowers.

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Usually encountered as a garden escape or introduction.

When to see it

Flowers late winter and early spring.

Life History

Evergreen shrub.

UK Status

Infrequently recorded in Britain.

VC55 Status

Rarely recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland. It was not recorded in the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire.

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Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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Species profile

Species group:
Trees, Shrubs & Climbers
Records on NatureSpot:
First record:
13/03/2017 (Calow, Graham)
Last record:
09/05/2021 (Calow, Graham)

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