• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Partial Sun
    Partial shade to partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Average Landscape Size
    Moderate grower to 18-24 in. tall, spreading to 3-4 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Key Feature
    Waterwise Plant
    Blooms:
    Flowering Time
    Spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:ma-HOH-nee-a REE-penz
    Plant type:Shrub, Groundcover
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Sunset climate zones:2 - 9, 14 - 24
    Growth habit:Spreading
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate grower to 18-24 in. tall, spreading to 3-4 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Spring
    Flower color:Yellow
    Flower attributesFragrant
    Design IdeasHere is one of the best native groundcovers for gardens with lots of oak trees and deer. Dense prickly growth can be used as an edging material to ease the transition from paving to a shade garden. A natural drought-resistant component of wild and woodland gardens for weed control and around the edges of landscape boulders. Looks lovely spreading out in Asian-style gardens beneath shrubs that have lost their lower leaves.
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. As a groundcover, space plants 5 ft. apart, (closer for faster coverage). Control weeds with mulch until the plants cover the area.Pruning time: summer after flowering.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Partial Sun
    Partial shade to partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.