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Tall Oregon Grape | 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.


Plant Details

HabitatsOak Woodland, Upland Prairie and Savanna, Riparian Forests, Bottomland Forests, Mixed Hardwood-Conifer Forest or Woodland
Years Planted at Arboretums2011
Mature Height4-6’
Shade Preferenceshade, part shade, sun
Soil ToleranceDry to fairly moist soils
Special UsesAttracts insects, bees and butterflies; Attracts birds; Attracts hummingbirds; Provides wildlife forage, cover and food; Ornamental; Deer resistant