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Mahonia repens

Common Name(s):
Creeping mahonia
Categories:
Groundcover, Shrubs
Comment:

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

Height:
10-18 in.
Hardiness:
5 to 9
Foliage:
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
Flower:
1-3 in. raceme of deep yellow flowers in spring; black grape-like fruit with a blue bloom in fall
Zones:
5 to 7
Habit:
Evergreen
Site:
Sun to light shade; moist, well-drained, acidic soil; can tolerate some sun with adequate moisture; avoid sites with dry soil and drying winds
Size:
Height 10 in. with a spread of 4-5 ft.
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Stiff habit; stoloniferous; tends to fall away from the crown; low, spreading
Growth Rate:
Slow to moderate
Tags:
evergreen

NCCES plant id: 321

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Mahonia repens berries
Don Ioarie, CC BY-NC-SA - 2.0