Mahonia repens

Mahonia repens

Creeping Oregon grape

Previous scientific name(s): Berberis amplectens, Berberis aquifolium var. repens, Berberis pumila, Berberis repens, Berberis sonnei, Mahonia am

Formerly known as Berberis repens. Low evergreen undershrub with spreading roots found on well drained relatively moist soils from near sea level to 10,000 ft. Occurs as an understory plant in coniferous forests and a variety of shrub lands where moisture is adequate. Poor palatability to livestock but good for wildlife.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
- 18 
in.
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
14 
in.
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Part Sun
Full Shade
Elevation: 
- 10,000 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Marginal
Moderately Coarse: 
Best
Medium: 
Best
Moderately Fine: 
Marginal
Fine: 
Not Adapted

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Average
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Marginal
Seeding Rate: 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
44.50 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
54,000
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes
Bloom Color: 
Yellow
Blooming Season: 
Spring
Fruit Color: 
Purple Berries