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Creeping Oregon Grape, Creeping Barberry Mahonia repens - Berberis repens

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Botanical Name:

Mahonia repens







Common Name:

Creeping Oregon Grape, Creeping Barberry

12-16 inches
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
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Growing Info:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: cold stratify for 180 days.
Germination: sow seed 3/8" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
In a Nutshell:
* Creeping Mahonia , Creeping Oregon-grape or Creeping barberry or Prostrate Barberry , Mahonia repens , is the species of Mahonia native to the Rocky Mountains and adjacent areas of North America , from British Columbia and Alberta in the north to Arizona and New Mexico in the south. It is also found in some areas of California and Nevada . Its range extends just into Mexico . more...
* This low growing shrub's compound blue-green leaves turn a beautiful purple in winter. It has yellow flowers in spring; grapelike black fruit with a blue bloom in fall and spreads via stolons. It is native from British Columbia to northern Mexico. A nice addition to the landscape.
* The fruit has an acid flavour but it is rather nice raw, especially when added to muesli or porridge. Unfortunately, there is relatively little flesh and a lot of seeds. Used for making jams. jellies etc. They can also be made into a refreshing lemonade-like beverage. When sugar is added, the fruit juice is similar to grape juice. more...
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