Catalogue A# 2004-087 LX4
GPS 45D 43' 49" N / 108D 37' 22" W
Origin: British Columbia to Oregon
Common name: Oregon Grapeholly
Number in accession: 1
Location: Western viewing area-Lynx, right side
New specimen planted 2018 just to west
Tree or Plant Type: Ground cover, Shrub
Native Locale: North America
Landscape Uses: Foundation, Patio/sidewalk, Specimen
Size Range: Small shrub (3-5 feet), Low-growing shrub (under 3 feet)
Light Exposure: Partial sun/shade (4-6 hrs light daily), Full shade (4 hrs or less of light daily)
Hardiness Zones: Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7
Soil Preference: Acid soil, Moist, well-drained soil
Season of Interest: Early spring, Late summer, Early fall, Mid fall
Flower Color & Fragrance: Yellow
Shape or Form: Creeping, Upright
Growth Rate: Slow
Size & form
A semi-evergreen shrub reaching 4 to 5 feet high with a suckering habit.
Tree & Plant Care
Prefers part-shade to full shade in a protected site.
Leaves of plants in northern climates tend to winter burn. Protect from wind and winter sun.
Best in well drained, acidic, loamy soil. Tolerant of dry sites once established.
Prune regularly to control size, but wait for old leaves to drop and new growth to begin in spring.
Disease, pests, and problems
Not tolerant of alkaline soil, poor drainage, compacted soil, full sun or exposed sites.
Leaf scorch, aphids, scale
Disease, pest, and problem resistance
Native geographic location and habitat
Northwestern U. S. in rocky woods and coniferous forests
Attracts birds, pollinators, or wildlife
A rounded blue-black berry with a whitish cast (bloom) in late summer, looks like clusters of grapes and may persist into early winte
Oregon grape-holly is a semi-evergreen, upright to oval shrub maturing at 4 to 5 feet high and 3 feet wide with tendency to sucker. Bright yellow clusters of small flowers in early spring contrast against the burgundy fall leaves of last years growth. Glossy, holly-like summer foliage starts out burgundy maturing to blue green. Site in an area protected against wind and winter sun.