Plant Conservation and Genetics

Global Strategy for Plant Conservation Review

The Oregon grapeholly is a terrific shrub to provide a safe shelter for birds. The branches are dense with evergreen leaves. These shiny green leaves are prickly at the edges and resemble the leaves of several plants from the large family of Ilex species which is commonly known as holly. The Oregon grapeholly prefers shade in areas where summers are hot. Under these conditions, a woodland setting would suit them perfectly. In a perfect setting, the Mahonia shrub can be invasive. It's always a good idea to check the local lists of invasive plants before trying something in the landscape for the first time. Height: 4 to 6 feet Flowers and fruit: They produce yellow flowers in the winter or early spring which are followed by clusters of tiny berries. These berries do resemble miniature grapes and will be eaten by the birds quickly. Best varieties to try: Leatherleaf Mahonia (M. Bealei, Zones 5- 9) has blue-green foliage and the best varieties for the south are Mahonia x media cultivars "Charity and 'Winter Sun'.

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