Ecological Restoration Specialists

Evergreen shrubs

For an evergreen shrub:

Instead of dwarf hollytry tall Oregon grape
Dwarf hollyTall Oregon grape

Tall Oregon grape (Mahonia aquifolium) is an evergeen shrub with holly-like leaves and showy yellow flowers borne on upright stalks. The mature plants typically attain a height of 10-12′. They are moderately slow growing and are easily pruned. In late summer, the plants develop dark blue berries that are edible, but somewhat pulpy and tart, with large seeds. Tall Oregon grape thrives in full sun to partial shade and performs well in dry, rocky, well-drained soil. This plant is highly drought tolerant, tough, durable and requires very little maintenance. With bright flowers, evergreen leaves and bird-attracting berries, it makes an excellent addition to a home landscape.

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