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Mahonia in container


Can I plant a mahonia in a container I have been given one and have not got a suitable space in the garden I would be grateful for any advice


  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,103

    You could start it in a pot but they get quite large and have strong roots they like to send deep so it won't be happy for more than a few years.

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  • IamweedyIamweedy Posts: 1,364


    They get very big and very prickly I don't think pots will really work.

     I replaced one last year which had been in the wrong place for years. It took too big men  a very long time to get the roots out. They are lovely though,  the birds love them.

    'You must have some bread with it me duck!'

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