Landscape Plants of the Upper Midwest

Oregon Grapeholly

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Plant Information

  • Plant Type: Medium Evergreen
  • Scientific Name: Mahonia aquifolium Play audio of plant name
  • Family: Grapeholly
  • Zone: 5
  • Plant Size: 3-4'
  • Habit: Upright Suckering
  • Culture:

    Requires an acid soil with adequate moisture and a sheltered location to protect the evergreen foliage from damaging winter sun and wind. Partial

  • Notes:

    Glossy, holly-like evergreen foliage that turns a purple-red in fall. Has yellow flowers in spring and blue-black fruit in fall. An appealing plant with attractive foliage, however a shady protected site is a must in the upper Midwest.

  • Pruning:Pruning animation

    Renewal pruning is accomplished by removing the largest, oldest stems (generally 1/4 to 1/3 of the total stems) as close to the ground as possible. This will stimulate new shoots to develop below the cuts which will fill in the plant creating a more dense and pleasing habit.

    Renewal pruning should be done when the plant is dormant, late fall to early spring.

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Landscape Plants of the Upper Midwest

Bill Hoch, Associate Professor
Montana State University

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