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Mahonia repens
Creeping Mahonia

Category
Groundcovers

Description
Native broadlead evergreen; grows 1-2 feet high. Holly-like leaves; bright green when new, dark with maturity. Red to bronze in fall and winter. Some winter leaf-scorch. Yellow flowers in spring that produce a blue fruit.

Soil
Toleraltes high pH; low salt tolerancel requires well-drained soils.

Notes
Spreads slowly to become a groundcover. Four season interest.

Exposure
Part Sun/Part Shade to Full Shade

Water Requirement
1

Hardiness (map)
4 to 7

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Don S. Anderson - Salt Lake City and Fillmore - UT - Z 5 -

An excellent ground cover for dry shade.

 

This is one of my favorite plants for landscaping. Also known as Creeping Oregon Grape, the plants provide an interesting texture to the landscape and grow well even in shade. I love these for filling in shady space under trees. The Mahonia is an evergreen does not lose its leaves in the winter, although the color deepens closer to purple. They produce a lovely small yellow flower and blue berries that birds like to eat. I find them a fantastic addition to any landscape.