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Mahonia winter sun

GrajeanGrajean Posts: 414

I planted a mahonia Winter Sun in October, it had lots of flower spikes. The last few days we have had hoar frosts and the flower spikes have turned brown. Will they now die or will I still get berries?


  • It's probably finished flowering. Most of mine have done their thing and the frost browned off the last few open,(but finished) flowers. If the flowers are young and fresh they won't brown off like that, so I'm afraid that's the best of the 'Winter Sun' show done. Berries may follow if the bees did their stuff on the mild days. 


  • GrajeanGrajean Posts: 414

    Thank you H-C, fingers crossed for berries.

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 52,191

    It's a newly planted shrub Grajean, so it'll just be settling in. By next winter, it should have put on some growth and you'll probably get a much better display, and plenty of big berries to follow. image

    They grow reasonably quickly up here, so you get a good looking shrub within a few years. Mine is only a couple of years old and looked good this winter with plenty of clusters of flowers.  

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
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