Mahonia nervosa (Cascade Oregon Grape) CN


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Plant Description: Native low growing shrub, glossy green leaves, turning reddish in winter, flower yellow clusters in late spring, followed by black berries. Berries are edible and the root also has medicinal uses. *CONSULT A PROFESSIONAL FOR MEDICAL USE. NEVER CONSUME PLANTS WITHOUT PROPER ID*

  • Height: 2 ft
  • Width: 2 ft
  • Watering Needs: Let dry between waterings
  • Sun Needs: Sun to shade
  • Soil Needs: Tolerates many soil types
  • Bloom Time: March, April, May (flowers are great for bouquets)
  • Portland Plant List (Backyard Habitat Certification): Yes

Landscape Use and Ecological Function: This native plant is excellent for use in food forests and woodland gardens. Its functions are to create habitat and attract pollinators and wildlife. 

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