Creeping Oregon Grape
Filtered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Water regularly - weekly; less once established, more in extreme heat.
|Botanical Pronunciation||ma-HOH-nee-a REE-penz|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 1 to 2 ft. tall, spreading 3 to 4 ft. wide.|
|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.|
|Flower Attribute||Fragrant, Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Mass Planting, Woodland Garden, Hillside, Wildlife Garden, Dry Shade, Ground Cover|
|Light Needs||Filtered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, Edible, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, Naturalizes Well, North American Native Selection, Showy Fruit, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly; less once established, more in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||Witch Hazel (Hamamelis); Azalea (Azalea); Fern (Asplenium); Clethra (Clethra); Lily of the Valley Shrub (Pieris)|
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