} Creeping Barberry SEEDS, (Mahonia repens ) FLOWERS VINE

Creeping Barberry SEEDS, (Mahonia repens ) FLOWERS VINE

$ 3.95
SKU P26968S

Creeping Oregon-grapevine

Use Ornamental: An attractive foliage groundcover for cool climates in shade.
Use Wildlife: Fruit is eaten by birds and other wildlife. Provides wildlife cover.
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Interesting Foliage: yes
Attracts: Birds

Creeping Oregon-grape or creeping barberry is a stoloniferous, sprawling evergreen of stiff habit with small, fragrant, yellow flowers in drooping racemes, followed by showy, purple fruit. The leathery, holly-like, compound leaves are a muted green, some turning mauve, rose, and rust-colored in winter. The plant grows 1-3 ft. in height.

A beautiful foliage groundcover for shade in the western mountains of the continent, Creeping Barberry has muted green leaves that are occasionally shades of pastel pinks, purples, and oranges. It thrives in good garden soil, but does not tolerate high heat or drying wind. Its yellow spring blooms attract pollinators and its berries attract birds.

Growing Info, follow in order: 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.

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry , Moist
Soil pH: Acidic (pH<6.8)
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium
Drought Tolerance: High
Cold Tolerant: yes
Soil Description: Rich, well-drained sandy, loamy, chalky, or granitic soils.
Conditions Comments: Will not do well in too much heat or in drying winds.