Also known as
Oregon Grape, Mountain Grape, Holly-Leaved Barberry, Holly-Leaved Oregon-Grape, Shining Oregon-Grape, Tall Oregon-Grape
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10 years to reach maturity
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Mahonia aquifolium Overview
Berberis aquifolium is often better known by the older name, Mahonia aquifolium. It is commonly known by the names Oregon Grape and Mountain Grape, amongst others. Berberis aquifolium is a low growing evergreen shrub species from the Berberidaceae family. This plant has a spreading growth habit and spiny dark green leaves that take on an attractive purple colour in winter. In spring it has dense clusters of bright yellow flowers which develop into black, berry fruits in summer and autumn.
How to propagate Mahonia aquifolium
You can propagate species from cuttings, basal suckers or seed; selected forms from cuttings or basal suckers.
Special features of Mahonia aquifolium
Other uses of Mahonia aquifolium
Banks, ground cover, ornamental fruit, hedging with powder-blue berries.