Mahonia aquifolium 'Compacta'
Compact Oregon Grape
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon:
- Broadleaf evergreen shrub, slower and lower growing than the species type, to 2-3 ft (0.6-0.9 m) high and spreading to about 5 ft (1.5 m) wide. Spike-like clusters of yellow flowers followed by blue fruit as per the species.
- Partial or full shade. Performs best in moist, well-drained, acid soil, avoid hot, dry soils (such as in parking lots or strips) and desiccating winds. By contnually removing upright shoots a 'Compacta' planting can be maintained as a ground cover.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 5