Mahonia repens (aka Low Oregon Grape)
Size at maturity: 1'-3' tall, 1'-3' wide
- Canopy layer: small shrub
Light requirements: full sun, part sun / part shade, full shade
- Moisture requirements: dry to moist soil
- Growth rate: medium
- Special features: evergreen, supports hummingbirds, wildlife favorite
Bloom time: April to May
Creeping Oregon Grape is native east of the Cascades. Evergreen, hardy, and drought tolerant with blooms that support an array of bees, hummingbirds and other pollinators, and berries for wildlife. Leaves are softer and rounder than its relative the Tall Oregon Grape, with a dull bluish green hue in summer, that turn to shades of bronze, maroon and red in winter providing seasonal color to the garden.
Grows best in part sun, but will tolerate full sun or full shade.
Photo Credit 4: Tracy Cozine