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Species: Creeping Oregon Grape

Scientific Name: Mahonia Repens

Classification: Deciduous Shrubs



Description: The Creeping Oregon Grape, also commonly known as the Creeping Barberry, is a smaller sized shrub, often reaching only 1 foot in height. It is native to the West Coast of North America, including British Columbia, Alberta, Washington State, Idaho, Oregon and California. It is considered an endangered species in California. In landscaping use, the species is most suitable for wide areas for groundcover where grass is not possible or feasible. One of the most striking differences of this species compared to its cousin species is that in fall months, the spiny green leaves will change to a bright red or bronze color, adding additional autumn color to the landscape. In the spring, bright yellow flowers are abundant, which yield to powder-blue colored berries in the late summer to early fall months. The species prefers moist, well drained soils and in the wild is often found in forested areas which are dominated by Fir or Hemlock or Pine. Once established, however it becomes more adaptable to full sun or different soil conditions and is known to be summer drought resistant.

Site Conditions: The Creeping Oregon Grape is adaptable to a range of soil types. It prefers drier soil, but tolerant of moist soil conditions but not wet soil or standing water. It prefers full sun exposure, but is adaptable to partial shade conditions.

Stock: This species is in stock and available for pickup at our Arlington, WA location or available for delivery

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