Mahonia repens

Also known as:

  • Berberis repens
  • Creeping Barberry
  • Creeping Mahonia
  • Oregon Grape
  • Mountain Holly
  • Sangre de Cristo
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Plant Type

shrub, groundcover

Zones

6a-9b

Size

H:1'-2'
W:4'-3'

Growing Conditions

Soil Needs:

well-drained

Water Needs:

regular, occasional, low, drought tolerant

Sun Exposure:

sun, mostly sun, bright shade, mostly shade

Features

Flower Color:

yellow

Wildlife:

birds, deer resistant

Fruit:

blue, purple

Flower Season:

spring, winter

Texture:

glossy

Foliage Season:

evergreen

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Portland, Oregon

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Mediterranean climate, southern hemisphere, hardy tropical plants, and more.

Secret Garden Growers

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Canby, Oregon

503-651-2006

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Monmouth, Oregon

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Port Townsend, Washington

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Stanwood, Washington

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Aurora, Oregon

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Description by: Cistus Nursery

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Portland, Oregon

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Native from British Columbia to northern California and east to the Rocky Mountains, this evergreen shrub can reach 18" tall and spread to 3 ft or so wide, creating an attractive and useful groundcover. Leaves are holly-like, bluish green in summer, adding purple tones in cold weather. Clusters of yellow flowers appear in spring followed by blue-purple berries that are good for feeding birds or making jelly. Enjoys well-drained soil in full sun to light shade. Drought tolerant once established but accepts summer water as well. Frost hardy in USDA zone 6.

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Canby, Oregon

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(CREEPING OREGON GRAPE) Dark green evergreen spiny foliage on 12” tall stems on this spreading PNW native shrub eventually create a tough, dense, easy care ground cover 8’ wide. Takes sun (leaves get purple-ish in sun) to full shade (now THAT’S adaptable), not fussy about soil (even clay); showy canary yellow flowers top stems in late winter; occasional water, deer resistant. USDA Z6

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Description by: Heritage Seedlings

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Salem, Oregon

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Hardier than and not as tall as its cousins. It grows to only 1-2 ft., has satin foliage and is more shade tolerant. An elegant low shrub for a spot where it can be left to spread without irrigation.

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Richmond, California

510-234-2222

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Mahonia repens is a low growing evergreen shrub, spreading ground-cover growing 1' tall to 4-5.' wide. An excellent ground cover or foundation plant. It has yellow flowers and blue berries (birds like). Adds color to the garden throughout the seasons with large clusters of yellow flowers in the spring, blue berries in the summer and beautiful rich fall colors in the fall. Native to California and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond. Birds are attracted to the berries The Tolowa and Karok Indians of Northwest California used the roots for a blood and cough tonic. The Hopi, Paiute, Navajo, Shoshoni, Blackfoot, Cheyenne, Mendocino, and other tribes also used the plant for medicinal, food, and ceremonial needs Found in dry, open woods & hills at high elevations. Communitites located in Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Chaparral Between 0 and 7000 feet.

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Stanwood, Washington

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Blooms: winter-spring, yellow/ glossy evergreen foliage, loved by hummingbirds Zone 5-9. 4"-8", PNW, part shade-sun, moist, well drained

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Aurora, Oregon

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Yellow flowers. Spreading. Evergreen.

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Williams, Oregon

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This low (to 1'), very-slowly creeping shrub with blue-green (bronzy-purple in winter), holly-like leaves has the same (though scaled down to size) fragrant yellow flowers & edible blue fruits as its larger relatives. Sun-PSh/Med-Dry

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Port Townsend, Washington

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Nice evergreen native Mahonia that is low growing to just a couple feet high and is quite drought tolerant once established. Yellow flowers and blue-purple fruit which is a good bird attractant. Deer proof and care-free.

Description by: Greer Gardens Inc.

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Eugene, Oregon

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This evergreen rarely reaches more than 10-18". Dull, blue-green leaves in the summer, turning to a rich purple in the winter. Deep yellow flowers appear in April followed by black grape-like fruits that attract the birds nicely.

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Monmouth, Oregon

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Low evergreen growth 1-2 ft tall and spreading with yellow spring flowers. Northwest native.

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