Low, spreading form displays bright yellow flowers followed by blue-black fruit clusters. Suitable large scale groundcover, small shrub grouping. Will control erosion. Evergreen.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial shade to partial sunWatering Needs:Once established, needs only occasional watering.Average Landscape Size:Moderate grower to 18-24 in. tall, spreading to 3-4 ft. wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:ma-HOH-nee-a REE-penzDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenSunset climate zones:2 - 9, 14 - 24Growth habit:SpreadingGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate grower to 18-24 in. tall, spreading to 3-4 ft. wide.Special features:Deer Resistant, Easy Care, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, North American Native Selection, Ornamental Berries, Waterwise, Year-round InterestFoliage color:GreenBlooms:SpringFlower color:YellowFlower attributesFragrantDesign 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.
- CareCare InformationFollow 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:Partial shade to partial sunWatering Needs:Once established, needs only occasional watering.