Mahonia aquifolium

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

Full Description

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.

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