Common Name: Oregon grape
Origin/Ecology: Native to BC
Habit: Stiffly upright, grows to 2 m tall, 1.5 m wide.
Leaves: Compound, sessile, leathery, prickly, glabrous, lustrous, odd-pinnate, ovate, dentate, undulate. Glossier and smaller leaves/flowers/fruit than B. nervosa.
Leaf Arrangement: alternate
Flowers and Fruit: Raceme, yellow, Apr-May. Berry, violet, blue, black, Sept-Oct.
Water Use, Soil: Acidic. Somewhat drought-tolerant.
Exposure: Full sun only if soil kept moist, or part sun/shade.
Landscape Uses: Mixed shrub border, security/barrier, wildlife food, winter interest, woodland margin.
Other Features: Somewhat rhizomitous. Aqui = talon.