Mahonia Winter Sun
This statuesque, evergreen shrub is a dramatic focal point for the winter garden. Its large, frond-like leaves develop in whorls along its coarsely branched stems. Great sprays of fragrant, yellow flowers in dense, upstanding inflorescences appear in late fall or early winter. Flowers develop into grape-like clusters of wax-coated black berries by late summer and autumn. Beautiful foliage and upright growth habit make this hybrid mahonia a strong focal point in the garden. Plant it with Daphne odora 'Aureomarginata', Stachyurus praecox, Helleborus x hybridus, Carex testacea and Cyclamen coum. 'Winter Sun' was selected at Slieve Donard Nursery in Ireland in 1966. It has a more compact habit of growth and more fragrance than its related cultivars.