Mahonia mairei is an evergreen shrub grown for the foliage as well as the spring flowers. Flowers are a yellow to orange and appear in spring however it is the year round attraction of the dark green foliage that make this a star in the garden.
Somewhat rare and under represented in UK nurseries
Mahonia mairei Care
Grows well in dappled shade in a humus rich soil.
This is a species that seems to cope well with dry shade making it a useful addition as an under story plant in areas beneath taller trees. Reaching around 2m in height over time.