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Compact Oregon Grape

Mahonia aquifolium 'Compacta'

Pronunciation: ma-HOH-nee-a a-kwi-FOH-li-um
SKU #06075
5-9

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OVERVIEW
Description An excellent, durable, low maintenance shrub for mass plantings or borders. New growth has bronze-red coloring and matures to a glossy, deep green. When cool weather arrives, foliage develops a handsome purple-red coloration that adds interest to the winter landscape. Evergreen.
Watering Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Blooms Spring
Mature Size Moderate growing; reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall, 3 to 4 ft. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Non-toxic to Cats and Dogs, Multi-Season Interest, Compact Form
Growth Rate Moderate
Growth Habit Upright
Flower Attributes Showy Flowers
STYLE
Landscape Use Border
Design Ideas This smaller version of Oregon Grape is more versatile as a shrub. Useful in smaller city gardens, where its dense evergreen foliage covers the exposed legs of taller plants. Use as a small hedge or edging material to cover the underpinnings of decks and steps. Plant near rocks or dry streambeds in wild gardens or add a clump to edge plants near water gardens for an interesting foliage variation. Ideal for unique form and texture in shaded condo or town-house patio gardens.
Flower Color Yellow
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Lily of the Valley (Pieris); Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Viburnum (Viburnum); Magnolia (Magnolia); Mountain Laurel (Kalmia)
CARE
Care Thrives in humus-rich, evenly moist, well-drained soils; tolerates sandy sites and clay. Shelter from drying winds and harsh sun in hot southern regions. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to develop an extensive root system. Fertilize in spring. Slowly spreads; prune suckers promptly, unless naturalizing is desired.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9

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