Mahonia confusa is an evergreen Shrub growing to 1.5 m (5ft) by 2 m (6ft).It is hardy to zone (UK) 7 and is not frost tender. It is in leaf all year, in flower from October to December, and the seeds ripen from April to June. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects.Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and can grow in heavy clay and nutritionally poor soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in full shade (deep woodland) or semi-shade (light woodland). It prefers moist soil.