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Creeping Oregon Grape

Mahonia repens

Pronunciation: ma-HOH-nee-a REE-penz
SKU #06095

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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.
Blooms Spring
Mature Size Moderate growing; reaches 1 to 2 ft. tall, spreading 3 to 4 ft. wide.
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Easy Care, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, North American Native Selection, Showy Fruit, Waterwise, Edible, Benefits Birds
Growth Rate Moderate
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.
Flower Color Yellow
Foliage Color Green
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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