Common Name: Oregon Grape Family: Berberidaceae (The Barberry Family)
This lovely native evergreen shrub has thick dark green holly-like foliage on stems to about six feet tall. The buds begin to form in winter and open in early spring with bright clusters of yellow flowers. These are followed by deep blue ornamental fruits that mother robins feed to their young in my garden. The yellow pigment derived from the roots of this plant was used as a dye by First Nations peoples of British Columbia.
Mixed coniferous woods to 2000 m.
||Primary Bloom Colour||Yellow
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||Bloom Time||Early Spring
|Light Exposure||Full - Part Sun
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Recommended Companion Plants:
Helleborus x hybridus "WJ Golden Sunrise"
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