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
How to have a berry good time foraging this summer
The summer season is starting to fade, but when it comes to berry season, there is still lots to enjoy. Blueberries and strawberries are available in stores but there's a whole host of wild berries to be found outside, if you know where to look ... CBC.ca [ story ]
Oregon Growers Checking For Heat Damage To Grapes, Berries
Oregon berry and grape growers are watching for damage caused by unusually hot weather that settled into Western Oregon and the Portland area. Excessive heat can blister or sunburn wine grapes, which are still developing and won't be harvested until ... OPB News [ story ]
Birds and the bees — creating a welcoming garden for pollinators
Oregon grape (Berberis aquifolium) — Yellow flowers. Attracts honey bees and native bees, including mason bees (Osmia spp.); tolerates shade and wet or dry conditions. Redbud (Cercis orbiculata) Pink and red flowers. Rose-colored blooms clustered on ... The Mercury News [ story ]