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PlantFiles: Creeping Barberry, Creeping Hollygrape, Creeping Mahonia
Mahonia repens

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Family: Berberidaceae (bear-ber-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Mahonia (ma-HO-nee-uh) (Info)
Species: repens (REE-penz) (Info)

Synonym:Berberis pumila
Synonym:Berberis repens
Synonym:Berberis sonnei
Synonym:Mahonia pumila
Synonym:Mahonia sonnei

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Category:
Groundcovers
Shrubs

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:
Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring

Foliage:
Evergreen
Silver/Gray
Blue-Green
Smooth-Textured

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant is resistant to deer

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Remove fleshy coating on seeds before storing
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive kmenzel On Apr 23, 2008, kmenzel from Saint Paul, MN wrote:

This plant seems to like good drainage. Tolerates drought well, but will spread a lot with more moisture. Requires protection from winter sun in Minnesota to remain green through winter. Burying it in a pile of snow works well for this.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

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Flagstaff, Arizona
Winnetka, Illinois
Taylorsville, Kentucky
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Reno, Nevada
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Grants Pass, Oregon



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