Oregon Grape Holly #3

Oregon Grape Holly

Oregon Grape Holly #3

Looking for a stand out accent specimen to include in your garden design? Try the outstanding, carefree native Oregon Grape Holly (Berberis aquifolium) to bring edible ornamental charm to your landscape—along with a lot of local birds and butterflies!

Highly ornamental, canary-yellow flowers cover Oregon Grape Holly in spring. These massive clusters of vivid yellow spring flowers develop into picturesque dark blue berries. The berries feature a steely-blue, glaucous overcast and are held along long, downturned racemes for unmatched beauty.

Harvest the tart berries for jellies, jams, wine and more, but hurry! You'll have to beat the birds, who are hungry for their share, too.

Recently reclassified from Mahonia aquifolium to Berberis aquifolium, this member of the Barberry family has many nicknames, including Holly-leaved Barberry, Holly leaf Oregon Grape and Grape Holly.

But this great native shrub isn't a Grape and it's not a Holly! Oregon Grape Holly is one of those plants that can be either the supporting actor in the garden or the star player.

Like a Barberry, the foliage is an outstanding feature. It will glow for you all season, starting with the bronze-red coloring of spring leaves that turn deep green and then mellow into a rich purple in the fall.

With bright yellow flower clusters in spring followed by loads of dark blue berries in the late summer, Oregon Grape Holly works hard all year-long. This easy care plant gives so much visual interest and is just tough as nails.

This beautiful evergreen shrub is a valuable plant native to western states but will grow all over the United States in Zones 5-9 with proper care.

Botanical Name Mahonia aquifolium
Mature Height 3 - 5 feet
Mature Spread 4 - 6 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Full Shade, Partial Shade
Soil Type Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Yellow
Foliage Broadleaved Evergreen
Foliage Color Red, Green
Fall Color Burgundy / Purple
Pollinator Friendly Yes
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