Close-up of Creeping Oregon Grape flower (Mahonia repens). Another stunning Pacific Northwest native plant available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
Creeping Oregon Grape with berries (Mahonia repens). Another stunning Pacific Northwest native plant available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
Close-up of Creeping Oregon Grape flower (Mahonia repens). Another stunning Pacific Northwest native plant available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
Creeping Oregon Grape habit (Mahonia repens). Another stunning Pacific Northwest native shrub available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants Nursery in Portland, Oregon.

Creeping Oregon Grape

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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: 1: "Mahonia repens - creeping barberry" by Matt Lavin is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

Photo Credit 2: "2009.07.08_18.32.51_CIMG1694" by AndreyZharkikh is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Photo Credit 3: "Mahonia repens" by amywashuta is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Photo Credit 4: Tracy Cozine