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
Erosion Control
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Spring
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 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.