Darkstar® Creeping Oregon Grape
Mahonia repens ''MonRws'' PP #28,549
Pronunciation: ma-HOH-nee-a REE-penz
|Description||A low, spreading evergreen shrub with exceptional purple foliage. Displays bright yellow flowers in spring, followed by showy blue-black fruit clusters. Perfect for small groupings, or mass for a large-scale groundcover. Good erosion control on sloped sites. Tolerates dry shade conditions, when established. A new Monrovia exclusive introduction.|
|Light||Filtered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun|
|Watering||Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing; reaches 1 1/2 ft. tall, spreading 3 to 4 ft. wide.|
|Special Features||Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Fall Color, North American Native Selection, Showy Fruit, Waterwise, Edible, Benefits Birds|
|Growth Habit||Mounding, Spreading|
|Flower Attributes||Showy Flowers|
|Patent Act||Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.|
|Landscape Use||Border, Ground Cover, Hillside|
|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.