Mahonia aquifolium 'Compacta'
Common name: 
Compact Oregon Grape
Pronunciation: 
ma-HO-ni-a a-kwi-FO-lee-um
Family: 
Berberidaceae
Genus: 
Synonyms: 
‘Compactum’
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
Yes
  • 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.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 5 
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  • plant habit, summer

    plant habit, summer

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