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Close up of Compact Oregon Grape flowers and foliage, small rounded cluster of small yellow flowers emerging from glossy small pointy dark green, evergreen, foliage

A BERRY SPECTACULAR ADDITION TO ANY PROPERTY 

FEATURES:

  • Yellow blooms explode during spring into the summer months 
  • Foliage is evergreen and everchanging sporting a plethora of colors as the years progress 
  • Grape like berries from following the blooms that are loved by birds and people alike 
  • Bees and other pollinators will thank you for this addition to the area 
  • Utilized in ground or container this shrub easily makes itself at home anywhere you can dream of 
  • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
  • Ships in a plant-safe designed box

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 5-9
  • Mature Height: 2-3' tall
  • Mature Width: 3-4' wide
  • Exposure: Part Shade
  • Spacing: 2-5' apart

Compact Oregon Grape

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A BERRY SPECTACULAR ADDITION TO ANY PROPERTY 

FEATURES:

  • Yellow blooms explode during spring into the summer months 
  • Foliage is evergreen and everchanging sporting a plethora of colors as the years progress 
  • Grape like berries from following the blooms that are loved by birds and people alike 
  • Bees and other pollinators will thank you for this addition to the area 
  • Utilized in ground or container this shrub easily makes itself at home anywhere you can dream of 
  • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
  • Ships in a plant-safe designed box

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 5-9
  • Mature Height: 2-3' tall
  • Mature Width: 3-4' wide
  • Exposure: Part Shade
  • Spacing: 2-5' apart

Why plant Compact Oregon Grape?

Compact habit with blooms to boot you won't want to miss out on, that's the Compact Oregon Grape. This shrub offers not only exceptional color all year long but has a knack for fitting into smaller hard to fill spaces. Growing 2-3’ tall and only spanning about 3-4’ wide the Compact Oregon Grape loves locations that are partially shaded making this shrub perfect for understory plantings. Leather evergreen foliage closely resembles a holly with its spiked leaves yet offers a variety of colors throughout its lifecycle. Sprouting foliage offers a reddish bronze hue that matures into its common dark green color. Come fall the foliage takes on new colors adding purplish red hues to finish out the year. Also in spring we are delighted to see blooms of bright yellow flowers not only pleasing to the eye but pollinators as well. They will work hard to pollinate and improve the local environment. Following the blooms of the Compact Oregon Grape we are graced with small grape-like berries that are loved by birds and humans alike. Tangy to some, these berries make amazing jams, jellies, or preserves while back in the day Native’s of the land utilized this shrub for many reasons be it medicinal or practical. Natives used this shrub to treat a plethora of ailments such as syphilis, arthritis, and itchy eyes. The roots or bark are used to make natural yellow dyes for wool and this practice is still used to this day.

How to use Compact Oregon Grape in the landscape?

The Compact Oregon Grape is easily a must have for any property. Offering beautiful foliage and blooms with the added bonus of edible berries forming during the summer months. As the name suggests these shrubs are compact making them a perfect fit for smaller locations as well as growth via containers. The Compact Oregon Grape does not require much maintenance other than simple pruning for shape if desired or removing any damaged areas of the plant. The Compact Oregon Grape plants well with any Pieris, Magnolia, or Rhododendron just to name a few. Utilize this shrub in small gardens, to decorate decks or patios, or around taller plants to add depth and dimension to your landscape.

Planting Zones

Hardiness Zone: 5-9

How To Plant Compact Oregon Grape

Are you currently considering adding a Compact Oregon Grape to your home landscape? Here are a few tips to make sure your shrub provides you with the best qualities it has to offer. Start by choosing the correct location. The Compact Oregon Grape can thrive in most lighting conditions, however partial shade seems to be preferred. Now that we have the correct lighting we should make sure the soil is adequate enough. Enjoying sites that provide moist well draining qualities, the Compact Oregon Grape prefers the soil be neutral or acidic. If you reside in a location where your soil is more alkaline you may amend the soil as needed to provide the home your Grape needs.

How To Water

Watering is a simple and necessary process to help keep your Compact Oregon Grape thriving and healthy. Simple water twice a week until the shrub becomes established. Once establishment occurs you may reduce the amount of watering to once a week or when necessary. We advise keeping an eye on you local weather and watering during periods of inclement weather such as high heat and or drought.

How To Fertilize

Feeding your Compact Oregon Grape is an excellent way to ensure a long, happy, healthy life. This is a simple process starting at the time of planting. Introducing a natural organic fertilizer to the planting site is the best way to start the feeding process. Compact Oregon Grapes are not heavy feeders, one application of fertilizer a year will work. You may keep a schedule of feeding once a year and use the planting date as the mark to feed again the following year, almost like a birthday lunch.

How To Prune

Once your Compact Oregon Grape has had some time to grow you may be thinking that it's time for a trim. You're in luck, the Compact Oregon Grape is not normally a candidate for pruning however if you are not currently enjoying the growth pattern, this shrub can tolerate a hard prune to the ground. You may prune to shape in spring after the blooms have enjoyed their time in the sun. Aside from that this shrub does not normally require much pruning.

How Does Shipping Work?

Size Small, Medium, and Large plants (our Treelings, Shrubs, Bushes, and Perennials) will be shipped directly to your home by a common carrier. Ships in a plant-safe designed box within 7-12 business days.


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