Creeping Oregon Grape

Mahonia repens
Size: #2
1 foot high x 2-3 feet wide
Zone 3
Full Sun to Shade

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Great Plants Shrub of 2009. The shape of the leaves brings to mind holly, but Oregon Grape is suited to our alkaline soil. Native to our mountains, this dark green evergreen sub-shrub has bright yellow blooms followed by silver dusted deep blue edible berries. In autumn, the leaves turn a burgundy red and stay that color through winter. Great winter interest when snow is absent!

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Throughout this site, the following are used as guidelines for watering established plants:

water_drops_icon  These truly xeric plants can live with our 12 inches of natural annual precipitation and only need a winter watering during a multi-year drought, but they will thrive with a monthly watering. Overwatering will kill some of these.
water_drops_iconwater_drops_icon  These plants are adapted to intermittent deep watering with soil drying to a depth of a few inches between waterings. Watering frequency may be every couple of weeks during the active growing season and maybe only one winter watering for optimal care.
water_drops_iconwater_drops_iconwater_drops_icon  These plants need regular watering somewhat like a bluegrass lawn so that they never dry to depth in the root system during the active growing season, and need occasional winter watering to prevent root dessication and resultant plant death.

About sizes of our plants:

Sizes indicated with a # are roughly the equivalent in gallonage; so a #2 is about a 2 gallon pot size; b&b stands for balled and burlapped.