Oregon’s State Flower, Oregon Grape is an attractive, drought-resistant, evergreen shrub that grows to about 6 ft. in height and spread. Oregon Grape displays abundant, small yellow flowers in early spring accented by glossy green foliage, which often turns purple-red or bronze in the winter. Following the flowers are heavy crops of dark blue berries, which make excellent jelly.
Latin Name: Mahonia aquifolium
Site and Soil: This Plant likes 1/2 day to full sun (partial shade in hot climates) and well drained soil. It is quite drought tolerant.
Pollination Requirements: Oregon Grape is self-fertile.
Hardiness: This Plant is hardy to minus 20° F.
Bearing Age: 1-2 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 6 ft. in height.
Bloom Time: Early spring
Ripening Time: Late summer
Yield: 1 quart
Pests & Diseases: This Plant is not bothered by pests or diseases
USDA Zone: 5
Sunset Western Zone: 2-12, 14-24
Sunset Northeast Zone: 31, 32, 34-41