Mahonia (Berberis) nervosa Low (Cascade) Oregon Grape

  • Mahonia (Berberis) nervosa,  Low (Cascade) Oregon Grape
  • Mahonia (Berberis) nervosa,  Low (Cascade) Oregon Grape
  • Plant type
    • Coniferous or Broadleaf Evergreen ShrubGroundcover
  • Native or non-native
    • Native
  • Sun & shade levels
    • Part Shade
    • Shade
  • Soil conditions
    • Dry
  • Upland/wetland ratings
    • UPL-Very dry, found in upland
  • Yearly Height, Width
    • 12 in., 6-8 in.
  • Ten Year Height, Width
    • 2 ft., Spreads
  • Matured Height, Width
    • 2 ft., Spreads
 

An evergreen shrub, with compound leaves, about 2 feet in height. It is very common to the woods west of the Cascades. Flower stalks show yellow flowers in spring followed by clusters of fruit in late summer and fall. Fruit is favored by birds and suitable for jams, jelly, or wine. It does well with filtered shade in well drained soils. Can spread by rhizomes.

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