- Common Name(s):
- Creeping mahonia
- Groundcover, Shrubs
Spreads by underground stems; modest drought tolerance; spread by stolons; best used as a ground cover; open center reduces attractiveness; protect from winter sun and wind
- 10-18 in.
- 5 to 9
- 1-2.5 in., alternate, pinnately compound, dull, leathery, compound leaves with 3-7 leaflets; 6-14 bristly-tipped teeth per side; dull blue-green in summer; purplish in winter
- 1-3 in. raceme of deep yellow flowers in spring; black grape-like fruit with a blue bloom in fall
- 5 to 7
- Sun to light shade; moist, well-drained, acidic soil; can tolerate some sun with adequate moisture; avoid sites with dry soil and drying winds
- Height 10 in. with a spread of 4-5 ft.
- Stiff habit; stoloniferous; tends to fall away from the crown; low, spreading
- Growth Rate:
- Slow to moderate
NCCES plant id: 321