It is a beautiful impressive winter-flowering shrub.
Evergreen with spiky, dark leaves and lily-of-the-valley scented yellow flowers which appear late winter.
The wonderfully scented flowers in late winter, early spring, are an added bonus for this distinguished evergreen shrub. Mahonia is relatively slow-growing. Once planted, it needs no further care, apart from the occasional removal of dead wood. Mahonia is in flower for a considerable time. Prefers moist soil.