Mahonia x media ‘Charity’ is an evergreen shrub. It is also known as Oregon Grape. It is part of the Berberidaceae family of plants. Mahonia x media ‘Charity’ is a hybrid created by combining Mahonia japonica (native to Taiwan) and Mahonia lomarifolia (Chinese Hollygrape, native to China). Mahonia x media ‘Charity’ has long foliage that could have up to 20 lance-shaped leaflets, it is dark green. The small cup-shaped yellow flowers appear on long stalks and racemes shoot out from the end of the leaves or when the plant is young from the center of the plant making a rather dramatic presentation. It flowers from December to April.
Mahonia x media ‘Charity’ can grow to about 4m or 13ft. tall and almost as wide. Mahonia is hardy but should still get some protection from the frost, mulching usually helps.
Plant Mahonia x media ‘Charity’ in moderately fertile, humus-rich, and moist soil that is well-drained and places it in the sun or partial shade. Mahonia x media ‘Charity’ is pest-free but watch out for rust and powdery mildew. It usually does not require any pruning except for shaping and removing dead leaves. Mahonia x media ‘Charity’ attracts birds and bees and butterflies. Propagate by seed or semi-hardwood cuttings.