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Mahonia repens

Mahonia repens
SKU: 69437
No longer available this season.
Creeping Mahonia is one of our very best evergreen native groundcovers for shade and partial shade. Fragrant yellow flowers in late spring are followed by clusters of purple berries later in the summer. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
key features
Botanical Name
Mahonia repens
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Bee Friendly, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Fragrant, Evergreen
Soil Moisture
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade, Full Shade
Mature Height
12-18" tall
Bloom Time
Early to mid spring


12-18" tall x 36" wide. This versatile native evergreen shrub is a great plant in so many ways. An early to mid-spring bloomer, it perfumes the garden with a profuse display of fragrant bright yellow flowers that set attractive purple berries ripening by fall. Use it as a permanent, long lived groundcover under trees and large shrubs where its shiny evergreen foliage provides year round interest. This is an essential species for providing native bee species with pollen and nectar. Grown from seed collected in Montana. Most soils including clay.