Creeping Oregon Grape
|Description||This low, sprawling North American native shrub features leathery, spiny, green foliage, and sprays of bright yellow spring flowers that are followed by clusters of blue-black fruit in late summer. Excellent for use as a large scale groundcover in a woodland garden, or in a small shrub grouping. Provides effective erosion control for slopes. Evergreen.|
|Light||Filtered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun|
|Watering||Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing; reaches 1 to 2 ft. tall, spreading 3 to 4 ft. wide.|
|Special Features||Easy Care, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, North American Native Selection, Showy Fruit, Waterwise, Edible, Benefits Birds|
|Problems/Solutions||Deer Resistant, Erosion Control, Rabbit Resistant, Dry Shade|
|Flower Attributes||Fragrant, Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Ground Cover, Hillside|
|Design Ideas||Here 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.|
|Companion Plants||Witch Hazel (Hamamelis); Azalea (Azalea); Fern (Asplenium); Clethra (Clethra); Lily of the Valley Shrub (Pieris)|
|Care||Prefers humusy, lightly acidic, well-drained soil. Space 3 to 4 ft. apart as groundcover; closer for faster coverage. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates dry shade. Apply a controlled-release fertilizer in spring. Spreads along surface by stolons.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.