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Mahonia repens (Creeping Mahonia)

Creeping Mahonia, Creeping Hollygrape, Creeping Oregon Grape, Creeping Barberry, Prostrate Barberry


Forming an attractive and tight ground cover, Mahonia repens (Creeping Mahonia) is a low-growing, evergreen shrub with multi-season interest. In spring, racemes of cheerful, bright golden-yellow flowers appear just above the leaves. Fragrant, they attract pollinators before giving way to clusters of dark blue-purple, edible berries in late summer. Resembling small grapes, they attract birds and wildlife. The lustrous foliage of holly-like, glossy, leathery, blue-green leaves, turns mauve, rose, and rust-colored in winter. 

  • This broadleaf evergreen shrub spreads by underground stems at a moderate rate, up to 12-18 in. tall (30-45 cm) and spreads 12-36 in. (30-90 cm)
  • A full sun to part shade lover, this plant is easily grown in averagemedium moisture, acidicwell-drained soils. Prefers moist, humus-rich soils. Doesn't tolerate too much heat or drying winds. Flowers and berries are more prolific in the sun.
  • Drought tolerant once established, this plant is also deer and rabbit resistant
  • Winner of the GreatPlants award, which is a joint effort between the Nebraska Nursery, Landscape Association and the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum. The goal of this award is to identify superior ornamental landscape plants that meet the challenging growing conditions of the region. 
  • Low maintenance, this plant may be susceptible to rust and leaf spots and occasionally attracts aphids, scale and whitefly.
  • Perfect as ground cover or for borders, erosion control, woodland gardens, underplanting shrubs. Can also fill in nooks and crevices in rock gardens
  • Little pruning is required other than the removal of dead or broken limbs.
  • Native to northwestern North America.

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Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 8
Climate Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Mahonia
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Summer (Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 3' (30cm – 90cm)
Spacing 12" – 36" (30cm – 90cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Native Plants United States, California, Midwest, Indiana, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Northeast, Pennsylvania, Pacific Northwest, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Rocky Mountains, Colorado, Montana, Utah, Wyoming, Southwest, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage

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Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 8
Climate Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Mahonia
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Summer (Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 3' (30cm – 90cm)
Spacing 12" – 36" (30cm – 90cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Native Plants United States, California, Midwest, Indiana, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Northeast, Pennsylvania, Pacific Northwest, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Rocky Mountains, Colorado, Montana, Utah, Wyoming, Southwest, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage

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