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Unveiling Mahonia ‘Meteor’

29th May, 2024

Unveiling Mahonia ‘Meteor’

Mahonia eurybracteata ‘Meteor’ is our seventh entry for the New Plant Awards at the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) National Plant Show in June (2024).

It’s an upright, evergreen, compact shrub, which forms a tidy, rounded bush, with dark green leaves.

Meteor flowers for two months and offers year-round interest in the garden.

Stunning growth

New growth in spring and summer is a stunning dark red, making way for plenty of delicate spires of yellow, honey-scented flowers borne in late summer and autumn, followed by blue-black berries.

The new red foliage, unique to this variety, gives a unique selling point for this new shrub and is almost reminiscent of a Nandina. Additionally, the typically hard and sharp leaves of a Mahonia are noticeably softer on this variety.

Highly resistant

It’s a highly resistant shrub, which is fully hardy to temperatures as low as -15°c. Meteor is also a fast-growing shrub, which has shown to be resistant to temperature fluctuations.

Flowering in late summer with plenty of attraction for wildlife, this shrub can be planted in borders or containers. Reaching a maximum height of 1.2m, and a spread of 2m, it is perfect for a small shady garden.

Strong grower

This shrub is very self-sufficient and can be left to its own devices to grow. It is a good strong grower and has sales potential for both spring and autumn.

Minimal pruning and care are required to keep this shrub looking its best. Suitable for either container growing, or borders, this shrub thrives in good well drained soil.


This plant is a special horticultural collaboration between two of the UK’s most established plant nurseries. It’s been bred by Alan Postill at Hillier with Wyevale Nurseries chosen to grow it for the general garden centre market.

Need to know more?

If you’d like to get more details or order Mahonia eurybracteata ‘Meteor’ for your garden centre for 2025, please contact us here.