Oregon Grape Holly
Oregon Grape Holly
Mahonia aquifoliumItem #6070 USDA Hardiness Zone: 5 - 9
Excellent evergreen shrub for massed planting as hedge or screen or planted singly for color accent. Spiny foliage emerges with bronze-red coloring, turning green and eventually a purplish-red in the winter. Yellow flowers followed by blue berries.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Irregular, erect stems; grows to 3 to 6 ft. tall and wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:ma-HOH-nee-a a-kwi-FOH-li-umPlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenSunset climate zones:2 - 12, 14 - 24Growth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Irregular, erect stems; grows to 3 to 6 ft. tall and wide.Special features:Bird Friendly, Deer Resistant, Easy Care, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, North American Native Selection, Ornamental Berries, Year-round InterestFoliage color:GreenBlooms:Spring flowers, followed by summer berries.Flower color:YellowDesign IdeasThis valuable Western native is at home under the high canopies of the pine and fir forests of its home range on the Pacific Coast. A very appropriate plant for natural wild gardens in the Western states, where it is reliably deer resistant. Tall and thin, it is perfect for very narrow spaces at tight gateways and side yards. Often planted hedge-style against fences and walls, but may be used as a freestanding hedge in narrow slots between driveways. Blends into plantings of acid-loving shrubs and trees. Fills odd spots and covers water pipe valves and utility boxes. A common plant in both drought-resistant and Western native landscapes. Works well in Japanese gardens.Companion PlantsClethra (Clethra); Sweetspire (Itea); Fothergilla (Fothergilla); Iris (Iris); Cardinal Flower (Lobelia)
- CareCare InformationFollow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.Pruning time: spring after flowering.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.