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Mahonia repens


Mahonia repens is a very adaptable, native, woodland ground cover with bright, canary-yellow blooms,

Mahonia repens is a very adaptable, native, woodland ground cover with bright, canary- yellow blooms in late winter to early spring. Wildlife enjoys the blue berries that follow. Tolerates rich to poor soil. Drought tolerant once established. Excellent for use as a large scale ground cover in a woodland garden, or in a small shrub grouping. Plans are slowly rhizomatous. Provides effective erosion control for slopes.

Common Name: Creeping Oregon Grape

Family: Berberidaceae (The Barberry Family)

Zone Hardiness: 5-9

Light: Part Sun, Part Shade

Height: 12-24"

Width: 5-8'

Primary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Secondary Bloom Colour:

Class: Evergreen

Type: Shrub

Bloom Time: Early Spring

Soil Moisture: Average, Dry

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: Yes

Berries: Blue

Benefits: Humminbirds, Bees, Butterflies

Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: Yes

Native Habitat: Dry rocky slopes and open forests in the steppe and montane zones; common in SE BC, rare in C and SC BC.


Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America

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