Mahonia eurybracteata Sweet Winter

Mahonia eurybracteata Sweet Winter

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Hardiness:
To -10 °C
Height After 10 Years:
75-100cm
Scent:
Not Scented
Interesting Foliage:
Yes
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(H4) Large yellow flower clusters in winter, followed by dark blue berries. Beautiful, dark green, fine foliage, soft to touch and without the usual sharp spines. New shoots are bronze. Height 75-100cm in 10 years. Best in sun/shade with shelter.

Mahonia Sweet Winter has beautiful, dark green, fine foliage without the usual sharp spines. The new shoots are bronze. Sweet Winter blooms in the winter with large, yellow flower clusters. After flowering the dark blue berries appear. This Mahonia stays compact and becomes about 1 m high and 1 m wide. Plant Mahonia Sweet Winter in the sun or partial shade in a normal, rich, well-drained soil. 'Sweet Winter' is an evergreen and can be pruned in the spring. Great for mass planting, for in the garden or in a container on the balcony or terrace. Hardy to -10 °C, so will not suit all areas of the country.

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The Basics

Ideal soil

Acidic soil, good organic content, pH 4.5-6.0. Inkarho range of rhododendrons will tolerate soils up to pH7.5

Sun or Shade

Light dappled shade is best for most varieties.

Shelter

Refer to hardiness rating. Give young plants protection.

Site Selection

Avoid close to trees, roots, invasive weeds, walls, hot patios, dry banks and waterlogged soils. Do not use weed matting or stone mulch

Plant spacing

Use the height shown in 10 years as a guide to the distance between each plant. Allow room for plant to fill out. If planting closer for instant impact, be prepared to move plants after a few years.

Compost

  • 3 litre pot, dig in 10-20 litres of ericaceous compost.
  • 7.5 litre pot, dig in 20-30 litres of ericaceous compost.
  • 70-80cm specimen, dig in 60 litres of ericaceous compost.
  • 100-120cm specimen, dig in 120 litres of ericaceous compost.

Planting depth

Plant high in the ground, with the top of the rootball visible.

Feeding

Slow-release ericaceous feed recommended in March and straight after flowering.

Mulch

Recommended every few years.

Water

The key ingredient! Keep moist all season, especially the critical time at end of June for flower bud initiation. Tap water is better than no water. Heavy dose at least once per week in dry weather.

Drainage

Ensure good drainage in winter, especially with yellow varieties. Avoid waterlogged sites.

Pruning

Not normally required. Tidy wayward shoots after flowering. Evergreen azaleas and Bloombux can be clipped into a low hedge.

Deadheading

Remove old flower-heads, particularly on young or weak plants.


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