Arthur Menzies Mahonia
Our favorite of the Mahonia x media selections, Arthur Menzies eventually grows to a gargantuan 12 feet tall, a veritable mahonia tree! Bright yellow mahonia flower begin as early as November and continue through the darkest months of winter, much to the delight of us and the hummingbirds. Around February the flowers fade and spires of berries begin forming! Slightly sweeter than Oregon Grape (Mahonia aquifolium) but still probably best for jams and syrups.
Latin Name: Mahonia x media ‘Arthur Menzies’
Site and Soil: A variety of soils, so long as they’re well draining full to part shade
Hardiness: Hardy to at least 5 F.
Pollination Requirements: Self-fertile
Size at Maturity: 12 ft. in height by 8 ft. wide
Bloom Time: November-January
Pests & Diseases: None that we have observed
USDA Zone: 7