CREEPING OREGON GRAPE
THERE YOU GO FOLKS, ANOTHER BEAUTY FOR MY COLLECTION.
I just bought 10 seeds – for only $2.70 AU.
This item is also, NOT on the Aust Nox weed list
|Mahonia repens commonly known as creeping mahonia, creeping Oregon grape, creeping barberry, or prostrate barberry, is a species of Mahonia native to the Rocky Mountains and westward areas of North America, from British Columbia and Alberta in the north through Arizona and New Mexico into northwest Mexico in the south.
The yellow flowers appear in the middle of spring, and the blue berries in early summer. Although it is evergreen, in fall the leaves turn bronze. The plant is found at elevations from 300 metres (980 ft) to 2,200 metres (7,200 ft). Berries are edible and used to make jellies.
It is a ‘year-round attractive’ hardy plant, tolerant of drought, frost and heat, so it is popular with landscape designers and gardeners. It can provide good ground cover in a cold situation. This plant requires a minimum of 180 frost free days to grow successfully.
Mahonia repens grows in soils ranging from a pH of 5.5 (very acidic ranges from 5.2 to 5.5) to 7.5 (neutral ranges from 6.6 to 7.5). It is adapted to silt, loam, clay loam, silt loam, sandy loam, silty clay loam and sandy clay loam soils, and prefers medium fertility.
The seed can be germinated by cold stratification / cold moist prechilling.