This broadleaf evergreen needs little pruning, but when it is done, should be done after the flowers are spent. Young shrubs respond very well to fertilizing. Either granular, liquid or stake type fertilizers can be used.
It can handle nearly full sun to shade, but being a woodland species often found growing in somewhat open forests, it prefers some shade (although very deep shade will result in fewer flowers and fruit).
Water frequently in summer (every 2 days) and moderately the rest of the year. They do not usually need pruning.
The various species of Oregon grape seldom need pruning. If your Oregon grape is a ground cover, prune it only if it grows too tall. Cutting stems to the ground will encourage compact and dense growth. Oregon grape is definitely a low maintenance plant.
This broadleaf evergreen needs little pruning, but when it is done, should be done after the flowers are spent. Prune branch tips back to increase density and direct the plants growth. Any pruning at this time will remove this years fruit, but it will not Read more
The flowers of Oregon Grape are attractive to bees, butterflies and moths and bloom from March through June. It's also a food source for birds and small mammals.
Herbalists have touted the use of Oregon grape, claiming that it is effective in stimulating liver function, treating infections, and supporting digestive health. It's important to note that there are limited clinical research study results available on the safety and health benefits of Oregon grape.
Oregon Grapes are hardy in USDA zones 5-9. These undemanding plants can be grown in almost any light, from full sun to dense shade, but will grow best in partial shade. They will tolerate a wide range of soil types, but thrive in humus rich, Read more
Fertilizer. A multi-purpose 10-10-10 fertilizer offers just the right nutrients for your Oregon grape.