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
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Oregon Wineries Rally To Support Rogue Valley Grape Growers
Southern Oregon has 198 grape growers and represents roughly 22% of the wine grapes grown in the state on roughly 4,850 acres. The region has approximately 150 wineries, principally scattered across the Rogue Valley and Umpqua Valley AVAs. Forbes [ story ]
Northwest natives bring winter gardens to life
Tall Oregon Grape (Mahonia aquifolium, 3 feet to 6 feet) is quite variable, so forms like Compacta and Smaragd are easier to place well. Where space is limited, two smaller species, Low Oregon Grape (Mahonia nervosa, 2 feet) and Creeping Oregon grape ... Kitsap Sun [ story ]