Mahonia aquifolium

Upright evergreen shrub that grows up to 10′ tall. The dark green holly-like leaves are divided into 5-9 leaflets. Bright yellow flower clusters grow in the middle of the plant. The edible berries are blue and grow in elongated clusters. Oregon Grape is Oregon’s state flower.

Oregon Grape Plant

Photo credit: Seven Oaks Native Nursery

Oregon Grape Leaf

Photo credit: Seven Oaks Native Nursery

Oregon Grape Berries

Photo credit: Seven Oaks Native Nursery

  • Oregon Grape Plant
  • Oregon Grape Leaf
  • Oregon Grape Berries

Plant Details

Habitat:
Oak woodland
Upland Prairie and Savanna
Riparian Forests
Bottomland Forests
Mixed Hardwood-Conifer Forest or Woodland
Mature Height:
4-6’
Shade Preference:
Full Sun, Partial Shade, Full Shade,
Soil Tolerance:
Dry to fairly moist soils
Special Uses:
Attracts insects, bees and butterflies; Attracts birds; Attracts hummingbirds; Provides wildlife forage, cover and food; Ornamental; Deer resistant
Arboretum Locations:
Cheldelin Middle School Arboretum
Year(s) Planted:
2011