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is more commonly if less attractively known as the Oregon grape - it comes from North America.
For more lasting effects there's Oregon grape or Mahonia aquifolium
Atropurpureum, an evergreen shrub whose bright green leaves turn red-purple.
atropurpurea is particularly fine.
Plants that can be taken from 'car park' to garden include: OREGON GRAPE (MAHONIA AQUIFOLIUM
) A LOW spreading evergreen shrub widely planted in the shade.
Her go-to solution: "Look to native plants." She reports great success with masses of Western sword fern (Polystichum mu-nitum), which thrives wild in redwood forests, as well as with Oregon grape (Mahonia aquifolium
Watering is especially important for the evergreen Oregon Grape (Mahonia aquifolium
), a shrub suitable for planting under raised or deciduous canopies, or on the fringes of the canopy.
The antipsoriatic Mahonia aquifolium
and its active constituents; I.
Mahonias come in a variety of different sizes and shapes: for a tall imposing shrub go for mahonia 'Lionel Fortescue', well worth growing for the name itself and for a smaller, more delicate plant try mahonia aquifolium
or Oregon grape have beautiful golden flowers in late winter and early spring.
from America isn't half as good as its new Oriental cousins.
FOR DRY SHADE (including banks): Mahonia aquifolium
, 2ft, fragrant yellow flowers in winter; Iris foetidissima, 1-2ft, grass-like foliage, mauve flowers; Rubus, prostrate evergreen with dark green leaves.