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A picture of a Mahonia 'Charity'

Mahonia 'Charity'

Mahonia x media 'Charity'

Also known as

Oregon Grape 'Charity', Oregon Grape

Mahonia lomariifolia flores by Andel Früh (CC BY-SA 2.5)

Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size








20 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Mahonia 'Charity' Overview

Mahonia x media 'Charity' is an evergreen shrub that is a shade preferring plant grown for its autumn and winter yellow flowers and distinctive pinnate leaves that give all-year-round interest. Also known as Oregon Grape 'Charity', this hardy shrub is relatively low maintenance once established. It will only require a routine prune, feed and mulch in spring once the flowers have faded if it has outgrown its space. The cultivar, Mahonia 'Charity' along with 'Faith' and 'Hope', was introduced in the 1950s by Sir Eric Savill, Keeper of the Gardens at the Crown Estate, Windsor. Of the three, M. 'Charity' has remained a popular choice for its graceful habit.

How to harvest Mahonia 'Charity'

Generally not harvested.

How to propagate Mahonia 'Charity'


Take mallet cuttings in cuttings in summer.


Special features of Mahonia 'Charity'

Attracts useful insects

Winter colour

Attractive flowers

Showy, clusters of inflorescences are produced in autumn and winter, these are made up of cup-shaped yellow flowers.

Attractive leaves

Evergreen pinnate leaves that are divided into around 21 lance-shaped leaflets.

Looking Good In November - Top 10

Traditionally flowering in November, these flowers will be at their best this month.

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