Mahonia aquifolium Compacta
Creeping Oregon Grape..
Mahonia aquilfolium Compacta is probably a native plant, but there seems to be little information of it's origins. (If you hold the patent on it we never found you.) Compacta likes coastal sand. If you have a wet sand dune with wind protection and you need a low ground cover, this is the plant! All the rest of you can sit down and shut up, it doesn't grow well without regular lawn water and part-shade and even then it can look BAD. In the right spot like on a north side of a house with a small flower bed it can look good, sometimes when mixed with Ribes, Huecheras and maybe Satureja douglasii it can look stellar.
Mahonia aquifolium Compacta tolerates sand, seasonal flooding, high traffic(people walking on it) and deer.
Mahonia aquifolium Compacta is great for a bird garden.
Mahonia aquifolium Compacta's foliage type is evergreen.
Mahonia aquifolium Compacta's flower color is yellow.
Mahonia aquifolium Compacta's fruit is edible.
Communities for Mahonia aquifolium Compacta:Coastal Sage Scrub, Douglas Fir Forest, Redwood Forest and Riparian (rivers & creeks).
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||5 to 10
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||1.00 to 4.00
||60.00 to 200.00
What does all this mean!?!