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Mahonia aquifolium 'Compacta'

Mahonia aquifolium 'Compacta' - Compact Oregon Grape-Holly

More About Mahonia aquifolium 'Compacta'

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

Zone:

5

Height:

60-80 cm

Spread:

100-125 cm

Colour:

Yellow
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Compact Oregon Grape-Holly Growing and Maintenance Tips

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


Mahonia aquifolium 'Compacta' Characteristics

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

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Slow

Attributes

Berries
Fall Color

Flowering Time

Spring

Habit

Rounded
Compact

Foliage Color

Green (dark)

Landscape uses

Specimen
Foundation planting
Border/edging

 Suitable Substitutions for Mahonia aquifolium 'Compacta'

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Mahonia repens

Creeping Oregon Grape-Holly

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