Oregon Grape Plants
Oregon grape plants are evergreen shrubs related to the barberry. Oregon grapes are not true grapes, but have clusters of berries that look like grapes. Oregon grape plants are resistant to summer drought, tolerate poor soils, and do not create excessive leaf litter. There are several cultivated varieties of Oregon Grape.
Grow Oregon Grape
Oregon grape usually grows well in zones 4 to 8. Oregon grape grow better in the shade in hot climates, and benefit from good protection from winter wind in colder areas. Oregon grape spreads by suckers.
Oregon Grape Uses
Oregon grape is used in gardens and natural landscaping similarly to barberry. Oregon grape berries are very tart, but used to make jellies and jams with the addition of a lot of sweetener. Oregon grape stems and roots are used to make a yellow dye, and the berries are used to make a purple dye.
Oregon Grape Facts
There are several species of Oregon Grape: Mahonia aquifolium is known as Tall Oregon Grape, Mahonia nervosa is known as Cascade, Low, or Dwarf Oregon Grape, and Mahonia repens is known as Creeping Oregon Grape.
Oregon Grape Farms
It may be possible to find any oregon grape farms near your location. We have built a map that will show all of the berry farms in our directory!
Oregon Grape Stories
Winter-blooming plants help bees overwinter in your yard
Winter and early spring are lean times for honeybees as they emerge from their hives, where food supplies are dwindling, to forage. Adding clusters of ... SFGate [ story ]
On the Go with Joe at Oregon Grape Stomp Championship
Wine harvest season is underway and an annual event will stomp out some grape juice this weekend. Joe V. was in Turner at Willamette Valley Vineyards, where the Oregon Grape Stomp Championship is being hosted. Guests of the event can go feet-first to ... KPTV.com [ story ]
Turn your yard into winter habitat for native wildlife
Native plants range from tall firs and cedars to small Oregon grape and sword fern. If your yard lacks evergreens, consider planting some for wildlife. Create piles: Small piles of rocks and brush provide refuge from the elements, too. Beneficial ... Metro newsfeed [ story ]