A small-sized evergreen shrub native to America, the Mahonia aquifolium Apollo or Apollo Oregon grape is very decorative with its evergreen foliage that changes color with the seasons and its superb flowering in upright clusters of yellow color that will illuminate the places too little sunlight in your garden.
The broad leaves of Mahonia aquifolium Apollo resemble those of holly, they are leathery and have thorns. Young shoots, initially coppery in color, are tinged with purplish red in autumn and winter. From the end of February and in March-April, a profusion of bright yellow, fragrant, very honey-bearing flowers opens, followed by fruiting of decorative blue berries from July to October.
The Apollo Oregon grape forms a small, compact, very hardy bush (it resists cold down to -20 ° C). In adulthood, it reaches a height of 0.60 m to 1 m for a width of 0.60 m to 1.50 m and is very suitable for beds and pots. Easy to cultivate, it grows in any type of soil, cool, humus and well drained. It appreciates partial shade and can be planted without problem under large trees.
Install a Apollo Oregon grape near your house, so you can enjoy its light and fragrance all year round.