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Mahonia aquifolium - Oregon Grape-Holly

More About Mahonia aquifolium

  • AKA Berberis aquifolium
  • Clusters of fragrant yellow flowers
  • Green berries change to dark blue in the summer and persist into the winter
  • Blue-green leaves are spiny (like a holly), turning to bronze-purple tones in the winter
  • Irregular, upright, spreading habit
  • Bloom Time: Spring

Zone:

4

Height:

100-125 cm

Spread:

100-125 cm

Colour:

Yellow

Oregon Grape-Holly Growing and Maintenance Tips

Mahonia grow best in partial to full shade, in a moist, slightly acidic soil. Though it grows slowly, it suckers, and will need some care to keep it formal-looking. 

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Mahonia aquifolium Characteristics

Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Fragrant
Fragrant
Edible
Edible
Evergreen
Evergreen

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Slow

Attributes

Fall Color
Berries

Flowering Time

Spring

Habit

Clumping
Multi-stem/Clump form
Upright

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Specimen
Foundation planting

 Suitable Substitutions for Mahonia aquifolium

Get more info on Mahonia aquifolium 'Compacta'

Mahonia aquifolium 'Compacta'

Compact Oregon Grape-Holly