Mahonia x media 'Marvel'

Marvel Mahonia

Evergreen Shrub

"Statuesque and upright, Marvel's large frond-like leaves develop in whorls along coarsely branched stems. Gorgeous sprays of fragrant, yellow flowers appear in late fall or early winter. Flowers develop into grape-like clusters of wax-coated black berries by late summer and autumn." Southern Living Plant Collection

Growing Conditions

Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9

Exposure: Part Sun, Full Shade, Part Shade, Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Open Shade

Water Needs: Average


Size: 48 - 60 tall x 30 - 48 wide
Shape / Form: Irregular
Foliage Texture: Bold
Foliage Quality: Bold

Features: Attractive Foliage, Attracts Birds, Attracts Hummingbirds, Dwarf / Compact Plant, Flowers, Fragrant, Low Maintenance, Showy Fruit or Berry, Winter Interest, Year-round Interest

Foliage Color: Green
Leaf Shape: Serrated

Flower Color: Yellow, Yellow / Gold
Bloom Season: Winter
Flower Shape: Cluster

Fruit Description: Black, Blue

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Hedges and Screens, Mixed Border, Small Gardens, Structure / Foundation
Special Situations: Courtyard / Urban Garden, Deer Resistant, Heat Tolerant, Once-a-Year Maintenance, Pest / Disease Resistance
Wildlife: Deer Resistant, Hummingbirds

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, Year-round Interest
Position / Role: mid-plane filler
Collections: eGardenGo Favorite, Plants That Earn Their Keep

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low, medium