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Order: Ranunculales
   Family: Berberidaceae
            Genus: Mahonia
                        Specie: repens

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 18 in (45 cm)

Cultivation: Moist, fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soil

Features: Blue-green leaves with spiny leaflets; deep yellow flowers in spring; blue-black fruit

Uses: Ground cover Underplanting Shrub borders Rock gardens Spillover planting

Zones: 6?9

Description: Seldom over 18?in (45?cm) high but suckering freely to produce quite a large clump, this species from northwestern North America has blue-green leaves up to 10?in (25?cm) long. They are usually composed of 5 leaflets that are very spiny and have small pro

Growth Habit: Spreading suckering habit

Comments: Cultivar available; beware of suckering habit

Growth: Perennial, multi-stemmed woody plant that is usually less than 4 to 5 meters (13 to 16 feet) in height. Shrubs typically have several stems arising from or near the ground, but may be taller than 5 meters or single-stemmed under certain environmental cond

Growth: Low-growing shrub usually under 0.5 m (1.5 feet) tall, never exceeding 1 meter (3 feet) tall at maturity.

Duration: Perennial

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