Berberis aquifolium

Oregon grape


An evergreen shrub growing to 4-6’H x 6’W; spreads slowly by rhizomes. The holly-shaped, dark green leaves turn to hues of red and purple in the winter. Dense clusters of mildly fragrant yellow flowers in early spring followed by dark dusty blue berries. Great in shady or woodland plantings. Resistant to summer drought and tolerates poor soils. Very drought tolerant once established, but tolerates summer water well, up to 1x/week.

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Berberis aquifolium – Calscape