Darkstar® Creeping Oregon Grape

Mahonia repens 'MonRws' PP #28,549

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.
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Filtered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun

Water regularly - weekly; less once established, more in extreme heat.


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Botanical Pronunciationma-HOH-nee-a REE-penz
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 1 1/2 ft. tall, spreading 3 to 4 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring flowers, followed by sour blue-black fruit in late summer.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorYellow
Foliage ColorPurple
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Rustic
Growth HabitMounding, Spreading
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Erosion Control, Mass Planting, Woodland Garden, Hillside, Wildlife Garden, Dry Shade, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Special FeatureDense Habit, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Edible, Fall Color, Naturalizes Well, North American Native Selection, Showy Fruit, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly; less once established, more in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsWitch 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

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